A journey essay as an evidence of perception — on the basis of essay writing by Zbigniew Herbert Cover Image

Esej podróżniczy jako świadectwo percepcji — na przykładzie eseistyki Zbigniewa Herberta
A journey essay as an evidence of perception — on the basis of essay writing by Zbigniew Herbert

Author(s): Joanna Przyklenk
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: In the very article the author makes an attempt to bring the writing strategy of reality clearly cognizable during a journey closed in the essay closer. The centre of attention constitutes the phenomenon of perception, which in the case of texts analysed is important to the extent that a cycle of essays by Herbert (A Barabarian in a garden, A maze at the seaside and A still life with a bit) was designed as a record of journey and in this sense, may be treated as a textual representation of a literary essay tightly connected with a journey report. Proposing — in order to make the research results precise — a rejection of a genre perspective in the essay analyses in favour of a perspective of a genre type, the author presents textual strategies of creating an act of perception in essays by Zbigniew Herbert, which is specially important for the onthology of an essay combined with a journey report, where a strong combination of an act of perception with an act of cognition takes place.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 83-97
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish