Silny/Nails, Women and Repulsion: Masłowska’s Novel on Repulsion Cover Image
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Silny, kobiety i wstręt,czyli Masłowskiej opowieść o wstręcie
Silny/Nails, Women and Repulsion: Masłowska’s Novel on Repulsion

Author(s): Łukasz Wróblewski
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Dorota Masłowska; disgust; women; narcissism; melancholy; Polishness

Summary/Abstract: Wróblewski attempts to read Dorota Masłowska’s work in terms of affect. He argues that disgust is the most important feeling that her characters have to face. Wróblewski examines the mechanisms of how the reaction of discust comes about in Masłowska’s description of Silny [or Nails in Benjamin Paloff’s English translation], the protagonist of her debut novel Snow White and Russian Red. He concludes that the main source of the characters discust is his narcissism. Snow White and Russian Red becomes a point of departure for Wróblewski to point out the relationship between disgust and melancholy, which thwarts the development of Polish national identity.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 336-355
  • Page Count: 20