Poetics of Vanishing. The Project of Reading Cover Image

Poetyka zaniku. Projekt lektury
Poetics of Vanishing. The Project of Reading

Author(s): Katarzyna Szalewska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: poetics; description; narration; geography of senses; Polish literature

Summary/Abstract: This article is a proposal for introducing into the theoretical reflection on literature the category of “poetics of vanishing” and a reflection on potential possibilities of its application in reading the 20th century literature. The promoted term is connected, on the one hand, with the hermeneutics of trace (in post-Derridian understanding) and, on the other hand, with the geography of senses, as it concerns the ways of textual descriptions of vanishing processes of sensual sensations, receding images, obliterating signs, softening sounds etc. The article analyzes the points of narrative observation and the figure of vanishing as the components of melancholic poetics of description, whereas the material read in this way comprises texts by Andrzej Kuśniewicz, Andrzej Stasiuk and Wisława Szymborska.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 231-243
  • Page Count: 13