‘Memory does not forgive’. On „Biała Rika” [„White Rika”] by Magdalena Parys Cover Image

„Pamięć nie wybacza”. O „Białej Rice” Magdaleny Parys
‘Memory does not forgive’. On „Biała Rika” [„White Rika”] by Magdalena Parys

Author(s): Natalia Żórawska
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Western Slavic Languages, Culture and social structure , Fascism, Nazism and WW II, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: post-trauma; past; Second World War; Magdalena Parys

Summary/Abstract: “Biała Rika” („White Rika”, 2016) presents the trauma of a third generation. Magdalena Parys, referring to autobiographical motifs, recalls past events – the difficult childhood of the main character, specific family relations, and the tragic experiences of a so-called grandmother. The author of the article discusses the types of trauma connected with the experience of war, unsuccessful relationships within a family and the period of growing up. She concentrates on female characters, as the women in „Biała Rika” represent a wide variety of women with different features and values. The aim of the article is to interpret „Biała Rika” in the context of post-trauma with past torments and the work of memory always in the background of one’s consciousness.

  • Issue Year: 20/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 141-162
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish