World and Carnival in Menachem Kipnis’ Chełm Stories Cover Image

Karnawalizacja świata w chełmskich opowieściach Menachema Kipnisa
World and Carnival in Menachem Kipnis’ Chełm Stories

Author(s): Martyna Dymon
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Jewish studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Russian Literature, History of Antisemitism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Jews in literature; Menachem Kipnis; absurd; Menachem Kipnis; grotesque; absurd

Summary/Abstract: This article is devoted to Menachem Kipnis: a Polish cantor, journalist, satirist, columnist, songwrit¬er, photographer, and person fascinated by folk tales and Jewish folk tradition. Depicted in Kipnis’ stories, epon¬ymous Chełm happens to be a place existing first and foremost in imagination, which is abundant in grotesque and absurd representations of everyday life of its citizens. As it is argued in the article, this is the realm founded on folk superstitions, whose inhabitants seek wisdom: the value they deem to be of greatest importance.

  • Issue Year: 2/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 103-116
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish