All exclusive: retro-market in "Fabryka muchołapek" and "Rewers" by Andrzej Bart Cover Image

"All exclusive". Retrorynek w "Fabryce muchołapek" i "Rewersie" Andrzeja Barta
All exclusive: retro-market in "Fabryka muchołapek" and "Rewers" by Andrzej Bart

Author(s): Marta Cuber
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: Apart from discussing Andrzej Bart’s prose (from Człowiek, na którego nie szczekały psy to Rewers) Marta Cuber makes a detailed analysis of several selected motifs which, according to her, are important for understanding the phenomenon of popularity the very literature experiences. Except for bringing a critical-literary reception of the first books of the author of Pociąg do podróży closer, Marta Cuber places considerations on the reasons of an increased interest with Bart after publishing Fabryka muchołapek, verifies critical opinions on Rien ne va plus, relates popularity of Fabryka muchołapek to a change that happened in Polish collective awareness after the release of Sąsiedzi by Jan Tomasz Gross. The author reads Bart’s next novel, i.e. Rewers, differently. She is interested in relations that prose has with the aesthetics of retro and vintage, as well as the movie based on Bart’s novel directed by Borys Lankosz. Instead of conclusions, Marta Cuber proposes a synthesis of motifs particularly often exposed by the writer. The case in point is food consumed by the characters, menu, culinary recipes and dishes. Basically, Marta Cuber pays attention to relations between Andrzej Bart’s works and the past, and their aesthetic-factographic value.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1+2 (2)
  • Page Range: 241-255
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish