(Re)Writing myself. Piotr Rawicz’s Zeszyty Cover Image

(Prze)pisać siebie. O Zeszytach Piotra Rawicza
(Re)Writing myself. Piotr Rawicz’s Zeszyty

Author(s): Anna Ciarkowska
Subject(s): Psychology, French Literature, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Theory of Literature
Published by: Fundacja Pro Scientia Publica
Keywords: Piotr Rawicz; traumatic memory; Shoah; diary; autotherapy; writing practice;

Summary/Abstract: Piotr Rawicz, a French-speaking writer of Poland-Jewish origins, left behind his "Zeszyt"- an unique diary, containing a huge collection of notes, writings and poems, which over the years were all rewritten by the author. "Zeszyt" is a kind of overlapping “double text” in which two perspectives of creating the author's identity are presented. Autotherapy based on writing practice reveals mechanisms of working through a post-war trauma - an experience which undergoes symbolic representation. The aim of the article is to analyze Rawicz’s text and the relations between the performative act of writing and traumatic memory.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 517-521
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Polish