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„Hymn o czułości” Olgi Tokarczuk – próba egzegezy
Hymn on Tenderness by Olga Tokarczuk. An Attempted Exegesis

Author(s): Michał Klinger
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Theology and Religion
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Olga Tokarczuk;tenderness;literature;

Summary/Abstract: In her Nobel Prize speech Olga Tokarczuk discovered a vision of Tenderness; even though this “most modest form of love” remains in the shadow (both in life and in texts) it is precisely a creator , a moving force of narration, the Writ, and literature. I shall attempt to hermeneutically extract from the Writer’s testimony the way in which tenderness becomes a Narrator, and to show just how much the discovery of tenderness in the ”Mendeleev table” of human emotions explains within an exegesis some of the key texts of our canon (e.g. the motif of the Pietà), when the paradigm or imperative of love encounters difficulties. Speech contains also many other hermeneutic discoveries.

  • Issue Year: 332/2021
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 65-73
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish