Literary version of the antiportrait Cover Image

Antyportret w wersji literackiej
Literary version of the antiportrait

Author(s): Anna Szyjkowska-Piotrowska
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Aesthetics, Polish Literature, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), Philology
Published by: Fundacja Terytoria Książki
Keywords: Bruno Schulz; schulz studies; literary theory; interwar period; polish literature;

Summary/Abstract: In The Cinnamon Shops reader can find both echoes of the classic images of faces, referringto the tradition of physiognomy and tradition of portrait painting, as well as imagesof faces belonging to the species of antiportrait, scuffing the boundary between insideand outside. They can be treated as a treatments designed for breaking mimesis, as wellas questioning the possibility of expression. Without the division on the interior and theexterior can not be said about extracting internal outside – what is after all the essenceof expression. Sometimes treatments developed by Schulz can be perceived as a game ofinterpenetrating appearances, another time – as a sense of omnipresence of meaning.

  • Issue Year: 6/2015
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 34-41
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish