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"Celownik nieszczęścia"
"Dative of misfortunate"

About representations of experience of loss in modern culture

Author(s): Małgorzata Okupnik
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Sociology of Culture
Published by: Uniwersytet Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: death;mourning;loss;representations of experience of loss;Inga Iwasiów;Małgorzata Szumowska

Summary/Abstract: Death and mourning in the modern world are taboo subjects. However, in recent years a lot of works inspired by experience of loss have been released. In this essay two works are analyzed: the book "He died on me" ("Umarł mi") by Inga Iwasiów and the film "33 Scenes from Life" ("33 sceny z życia"). In both a secular version of experience of death and loss of a close person is presented. Mourning experienced in the urban atheistic area is detached from spirituality and sacrum. Therefore we can speak about a specific paradigm of loss of spirituality in the face of death of close people.

  • Issue Year: III/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 55-77
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish