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Być jak Leonardo Sciascia
Being Like Leonardo Sciascia

Gustaw Herling-Grudziński and Sicilian Obsessions

Author(s): Magdalena Śniedziewska
Subject(s): Polish Literature
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Leonardo Sciascia’s creativity; Gustaw Herling-Grudziński’s works, Sciascia’s book “Mortedell’Inquisitore (Death of the Inquisitor)”; Sicilia

Summary/Abstract: The article is a detailed analysis of Leonardo Sciascia’s creativity reception in Gustaw Herling-Grudziński’s works. Herling, fascinated by the Sicilian, attempts not only to approach to the literary genetic and stylistic problems of Sciascia’s novels, but also to the themes discussed in them and the ideological stance they adopt. Sciascia, who in his creativity often based on source materials, is exceptionally close to Grudziński, an indefatigable reader of Italian chronicles. Grudziński not accidentally highly evaluated Sciascia’s book “Morte dell’Inquisitore” based on facts. Such interest tells much about his own creativity. The author of the paper aims to argue that Grudziński intentionally displays such Sciascia’s individual traits which he might recognize as characteristic also of his own and views the Sicilian writer’s output as a unique lesson about Sicilia with which he is enchanted.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 87-103
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish