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ŻYWOTNOŚĆ FORMY JĘZYKOWEJ WITOLDA GOMBROWICZA W LITERATURZE OSTATNICH DEKAD
The impact of Witold Gombrowicz’s linguistic form upon recent Polish literature

Author(s): Ewa Sławkowa
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Syntax
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: polysemy; alliteration; nominalized structures; retardation syntax

Summary/Abstract: Starting with the thesis that Gombrowicz’s unique “linguistic form”, which is a stylistic equivalent of form as an anthropological-philosophical category, we claim that it has become an important point of reference, a kind of stylistic stamp or matrix, used and modified by contemporary Polish authors. Following Olaf Kühl’s suggestions in his Stilistik einer Verdrängung. Zur Prosa von Witold Gombrowicz, we assume that indeterminacy and ambiguity are most characteristic features of Gombrowicz’s style clearly manifested upon the level of semantics (polysemy) and syntax (nominalised construction, retardation syntax). Reading texts by Wojciech Kuczok, Jerzy Pilch, Michał Witkowski, and Szczepan Twardoch, we find variously functionalized features of this style on all formal and thematic levels.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: XXV
  • Page Range: 337-348
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish