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Perspektywy tropologii
Perspectives of Tropology

Author(s): Elżbieta Winiecka
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Agata Stankowska; Poetic Trope; Symbol; Irony; Metonimy.

Summary/Abstract: Book review: Agata Stankowska, Poezji nie pisze się bezkarnie. Z teorii i historii tropu poetyckiego [‘No poetry is written with impunity. From the theory and history of poetic trope’], Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań, 2007. The present excerpts of the theory and history of poetic trope attempt at outlining the history of uses of three poetic tropes: symbol, irony, and metonymy. Whilst drawing broad philosophical and anthropological perspectives, Ms. Stankowska shows their interpretative usefulness for the techniques used by 20th-century literary historian, while consistently defending the subjective perspective of the literary-historical process. The article discusses the strengths and weaknesses of such a concept.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 156-165
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish