The Reception of works by Jenny Erpenbeck in Poland and in the German-speaking countries Cover Image

Recepcja twórczości Jenny Erpenbeck w Polsce i w krajach niemieckojęzycznych
The Reception of works by Jenny Erpenbeck in Poland and in the German-speaking countries

Author(s): Jolanta Pacyniak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: Jenny Erpenbeck ; German reception of works by Jenny Erpenbeck ; Polish reception of works by Jenny Erpenbeck ; Olga Tokarczuk ; Joanna Bator

Summary/Abstract: The article entitled The Reception of works by Jenny Erpenbeck in Poland and in the Germanspeaking countries presents the artistic work of the German writer Jenna Erpenbeck from both the Polish and the German perspective. In particular, the article highlights those aspects of Erpenbeck’s works that could be of interest to Polish readers, such as coming to terms with the Nazi past, but also with the dictatorship of the communist regime and the contemporary problems. The Polish and German reception of Erpenbeck’s works focuses mainly on memoirs, the article presents similarities and differences in the Polish and German reception of, primarily, the novel Visitation (Germ. Heimsuchung), as well as the analogies in presenting the elements of the fictive world by Erpenbeck with those found in the works of Polish writers Olga Tokarczuk and Joanna Bator.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 191-206
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish