Truth and fiction in autobiographical Eduard Limonov immigration trilogies Cover Image

Prawda i fikcja w autobiograficznych trylogiach emigracyjnych Eduarda Limonowa
Truth and fiction in autobiographical Eduard Limonov immigration trilogies

Author(s): Robert Bieliński
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: Eduard Limonov; truth; fiction

Summary/Abstract: Limonov’s character adores to be different, he loves to shock people. He lives then with kind of an other life. From one side it gives to him a hallmark of singularities and uniquenesses, from other it is underlining intuitive - ness, which is such important to him as the base of knowledge and reasoning. This philosophy is meeting all requirements of Eddie’s “life philosophy”. Empirical knowledge the own soul, and also souls of other people is leading him to height of the success and the vital fulfilment in own antrophosphere, own existence, time and space. Ediczka is standing out, he is “different”. However the most important is fact, that Eddie - character is the same as Limonov - writer. The life and the existence of the character are becoming author’s being at the same time. There is no Eddie's existence without existing of his author - Limonov. Eduard Limonov antrophosphere’s multidimensionality has reflection in the Eddie’s form. Character, similarly as his author, is a writer, publicist, rebellious critic of political world’s order (especially his two “homelands” - America and the USSR). Analysing interviews with Limonov a striking similarity of both figures views is noticed. Tragedy of the man left by “mother - Russia” and thrown to “orphanage - America” is becoming from one side - more definitive, from second- highly deceptive and seeming.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: XVII
  • Page Range: 115-125
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish