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Bearer of Memory. On Remembering, Handicap and Writing in Leo Lipski’s Literary Creativity

Author(s): Agnieszka Dauksza
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Leo Lipski; memory; memory abouth Shoah

Summary/Abstract: The article is an attempt to such reading of Leo Lipski which points at the legitimacy of specific, still insufficiently understood and described, convention adopted by the author in question. Lipski’s creativity is seen not only as a testimony of searching for his own diction but also as a struggle to overcome postwar deadlock, stepping outside the rhetoric of the inexpressible, incapacity of expression, emptiness, and ultimately an attempt at overcoming the crisis of language and representation. Important in this view is a demonstration of the interdependence of three orders, namely the framework of memory, the matter, and the text. Particularly painful memory about the Shoah proves to be foundational to the analysed prose on many levels, both thematic and conceptual, linguistic and stylistic.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 73-88
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish