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That Obscure Object of Desire. On “Kinderszenen” Once Again but Differently

Author(s): Elżbieta Janicka
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz; Rymkiewicz’s “Kinderszenen”

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article analyses the following three fields of problematic issues present in Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz’s “Kinderszenen”: 1. The construction of the Warsaw Uprising myth. A concurrent reposession of a common status of a victim and a hero. Similarities and differences between Rymkiewicz’s vision and the oficial historical politics. The trauma as a narrative convention. 2. Linguistic and thinking procedures building the Warsaw Uprising holocaustisation strategy. A departure from the pattern of simple “competition in suffering.” Objection to integrated historiography postulate that includes Jewish and Extermination history into the limits of Polish history. 3. Topoi of ethnonationalism integrated with blood and violence misticism. The construction and functions of hate speech. An attempt to restore a “constitutive enemy” in the days of the clash of unproblematic, common identities. Cracks and contradictions of setting whole Rymkiewicz’s stories into the perspective of Schopenhauer’s and Nietzsche’s philosophy.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 61-86
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish