Gombrowicz and the Ethos of the Szlachcic Cover Image

Гомбрович и шляхтишкият етос
Gombrowicz and the Ethos of the Szlachcic

Author(s): Jan Błonski
Contributor(s): Vitka Deleva (Translator)
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: szlachcic; aristocracy; Sarmatism; chivalry

Summary/Abstract: The article presents Gombrowicz as a szlachcic (a well-known home image) in contrast to aristocrat (a mirror image of the self). Hence, the paper discusses the Polish szlachta’s (gentry) mythology which constituted Gombrowicz’s relations with his home and the world, Poland and Europe. His Sarmatism needs to be more European than it used to be. Chivalry – and more specifically the ideal of the gentleman – is the common denominator of Gombrowicz’s style, composition and imagery. Błoński further compares Gombrowicz with Thomas Mann and Neitzsche to build his argument of the mask of Gombrowicz, the Polish nobleman.

  • Issue Year: 5/2019
  • Issue No: Special
  • Page Range: 138-150
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian