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Themerson i Schwitters
Themerson and Schwitters

Author(s): Adam Dziadek
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Themerson; Schitters; Collage; Reader Response

Summary/Abstract: The starting point is the history of acquaintance between Stefan Themerson and Kurt Schwitters, who first met in unusual circumstances in London. The discourse’s core is an attempt at analysing and interpreting Stefan Themerson’s and his wife’s, Franciszka Themerson’s, original books on Kurt Schwitters. The book (as an object) becomes a multi-level text assuming the form of a collage, functioning within several sign-based systems and making the reader creatively active. As the Author believes, a text thus made combines autobiography, biographies, existential and artistic experience, the whole rich space of traces and signs. The books by the Themersons under discussions become a specific and unique case of interference of arts.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 85-93
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish