Andrzej Bursa’s playing with tradition. On
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Andrzeja Bursy gra z tradycją. O "Zabiciu ciotki"
Andrzej Bursa’s playing with tradition. On "Killing Auntie"

Author(s): Bożena Szałasta-Rogowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: This article concerns a novel by Andrzej Bursa entitled "Killing Auntie". The author discusses the game motif – rendered in all sorts of ways in Bursa’s works – by pointing to elements of the sender-receiver strategy employed by the writer at each level (especially the intra-textual one). The analysis of the work is, among other things, inscribed into a context of Gombrowicz-like understanding of form, as well as into a context of polemics with the schematism of socialist realism or literature dealing with atrocities of the World War II.

  • Page Range: 53-68
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Polish