“Metaphysical mission“. The father and the attempt to statue the patriarchal order in Bruno Schulz’s

„Metafizyczna misja”. Ojciec i próba statuowania patriarchalnego porządku w "Sklepach cynamonowych" Brunona Schulza
“Metaphysical mission“. The father and the attempt to statue the patriarchal order in Bruno Schulz’s "Cinnamon Stores"

Author(s): Marcin Całbecki
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: anthropology of literature; Bruno Schulz – interpretation; metaphysics; patriarchy;

Summary/Abstract: The article is the interpretation of two Bruno Schulz’s stories: Visitation and Birds. The key context for this reading is matriarchate theory by Johann Jakob Bachofen. In the Schulz’s text the patriarchate established by the father is a secondary system to the dominating narrative of matriarchal order identified by Adela. The father is a lonely hero in this spin, overpowered by a mission called by Schulz as “metaphysical“.

  • Issue Year: 10/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 6-17
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish