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Reading It Still Again

A Few Words on Fairy Tales in the World of the Witcher

Author(s): Karolina Zastępska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Ośrodek Badawczy Facta Ficta
Keywords: Andrzej Sapkowski;Witcher;fantasy;fantasy literature;fairy tale;retelling;renarration

Summary/Abstract: The article Reading It Still Again. A Few Words on Fairy Tales in the World of the Witcher discusses selected issues related to short stories from the volume The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, featuring the famous character of the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. Offering a comparative close reading of The Lesser Evil and The Grain of Truth, Karolina Zastępska proceeds with contextualising the terms of, respectively, a fairy tale and a fantasy. By doing so, the author (re)approaches the narrative device of retelling, understood as here as a renarration of fairy tales, legends, themes and threads both from literary and cultural texts.

  • Issue Year: 53/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 57-77
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish