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Wokół 'Kapuściński non-fiction'. Próba podsumowania i ewaluacji dyskusji
Around 'Kapuściński non-fiction': evaluating the discussion

Author(s): Paweł Zajas
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Ryszard Kapuściński; Artur Domosławski; Fiction; Non-fiction; Genre

Summary/Abstract: In this article Paweł Zajas takes a critical look at the polemics around Artur Domosławski’s biography of Ryszard Kapuściński (2010). Leaving aside controversies that are either political or personal, Zajas argues for a critical discussion of these events. Two visions of non-fiction have emerged out of the heated debate: adherents of the genre’s progressive ‘hybridisation’ acquiesce to Kapuściński poetic licence, while opponents see it necessary to delimit fiction and non-fiction. The aesthetics of the reception of non-fiction was a key aspect of the debate, as were prescriptive arguments concerning the genre.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 265-278
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish