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Izrael nieoswojony. O różnorodności literackich reprezentacji
Israel, Untamed. On the Diversity of Literary Representations

Author(s): Anita Jasińska
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: This paper focuses on two narratives of Israel: Paweł Smoleński’s Izrael już nie frunie and Ela Sidi’s Izrael oswojony. These publications function as a pretext allowing us to analyse the ways in which literary representations of this country are constructed. What seems to be particularly interesting are the similar and diverting elements of both books. Their narrations rely on the social status of a storyteller, his or her motivations, and the position he or she assumes. Reading Smoleński’s and Sidi’s works results in parallel conclusions: Israel is a hardly graspable, exotic, and – in many respects – detached space.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 463-471
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish