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Wymiary melancholii. Władysław Sebyła – Franz Kafka
Dimensions of Melancholy. Władysław Sebyła – Franz Kafka

Author(s): Paulina Urbańska
Subject(s): History, Cultural history
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Władysław Sebyła; Franz Kafka; biography; melancholy; boredom

Summary/Abstract: The considerations focus on the category of melancholy – and boredom related to that– in the personal records (epistolographic, diary, aphoristic writing) of Władysław Sebyła andFranz Kafka. Their interpretation reveals biographies of writers determined by this category,which had a considerable impact on their literary paths as well. Life permeated with melancholy,which generally made daily existence difficult, gave one of the most original andmoving in Polish and European literature testimony of struggle with himself and the world,and at the same time it disclosed a significant closeness of artists, which proves the mainthesis of the article on shared spiritual biographies by Władysław Sebyła and Franz Kafka.

  • Issue Year: 453/2016
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 187-193
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish