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– – – – –. Traumatografie Leopolda Buczkowskiego
– – – – –. Leopold Buczkowski’s Traumatographies

Author(s): Piotr Sadzik
Subject(s): Psychology, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, History of the Holocaust, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: traumatographies; Holocaust; editing; schizophrenia; dialogue

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of the article is to examine the ways in which traces of traumatic experiences manifest themselves in Leopold Buczkowski’s texts. As I argue, the sphere of their manifestation is first of all the graphic dimension of these books, which I call “traumatographies”. In later stages of his work, the author of a novel Czarny potok [Black Current] would develop an original concept of pausing the language as the only form of adequate testimony about wartime events. Buczkowski, a witness of the Nazi extermination of Jews from Podole, would not only be one of the first European writers to pose a question about the feasibility of creating literature after the Holocaust, but would also provide one of the most radical answers, one that demands a complete redefinition of the very concept of literature.

  • Issue Year: 1/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 69-88
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish