Andrzej Bursa’s playing with tradition. On

Andrzeja Bursy gra z tradycją. O "Zabiciu ciotki"
Andrzej Bursa’s playing with tradition. On "Killing Auntie"

Author(s): Bożena Szałasta-Rogowska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: This article concerns a novel by Andrzej Bursa entitled Killing Auntie. The author discusses the game motif – rendered in all sorts of ways in Bursa’s works – by pointing to elements of the sender-receiver strategy employed by the writer at each level (especially the intra-textual one). The analysis of the work is, among other things, inscribed into a context of Gombrowicz-like understanding of form, as well as into a context of polemics with the schematism of socialist realism or literature dealing with atrocities of the World War II.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 53-68
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish