"Fantasy" - gra z czytelnikiem o historię
"Fantasy" – playing with a reader for the history

Author(s): Lidia Gąsowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: The article concerns the problem of literary references of the fantasy trend to history. The author reviews various contemporary Polish fantasy novels by Sapkowski, Komuda, Jabłoński, Dębski and others) in which strictly historical knowledge was mixed with fabrications and magic elements. The conception of Sapkowski’s „retelling” and euhemerization (historical literalization of legendary figures and mythic events) was referred to.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1 (1)
  • Page Range: 45-52
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish