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Metamorficzność postaci w twórczości Olgi Tokarczuk
Metamorphous Characters in the Works of Olga Tokarczuk

Author(s): Anna Larenta
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: post-humanism; post-anthropocentric; hybrids; identity; Polish literature

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the functions of metamorphous characters in Olga Tokarczuk’s works. Drawing on the post-humanist criticism, the author of the article demonstrates how the Noble Prize winner uses the ambiguous ontic existence of hybrid characters in order to interrogate the well-established boundaries of species identity. The proposed reading of the metamorphous nature of Tokarczuk’s characters follows the writer’s own assertion that each being constitutes an indispensable part of the world’s entity.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 83-113
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Polish