(De)canonizing dimensions of a philosophical tale. Casus by Jerzy Szaniawski Cover Image

(De)kanonizujące wymiary powiastki filozoficznej. Casus Jerzego Szaniawskiego
(De)canonizing dimensions of a philosophical tale. Casus by Jerzy Szaniawski

Author(s): Katarzyna Starachowicz
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Social Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: philosophical tale;genre;canon;Jerzy Szaniawski

Summary/Abstract: The article is an attempt of describing the relation of a philosophical tale as a genre to the canon. It is characterized as (de)canonization: on the one hand the story fights with the existing canon by means of satire, on the other – by such negative references and ironically using the satire against itself – builds it. Such ambivalence, hidden in the structure of realizing the genre – which was shown on the example of stories by Jerzy Szaniawski – is inscribed into the author’s attitude – hermeneutic openness and supporting soft truths.

  • Issue Year: 1/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 48-63
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish