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"Czytadło" Tadeusza Konwickiego – interpretacja po latach
"Czytadło" by Tadeusz Konwicki – an interpretation after years

Author(s): Anna Szóstak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Tadeusz Konwicki; "Czytadło" ("Pulp"); breakthrough; myth; symbolic space-time
Summary/Abstract: The article is an attempt to reconsider and reread the novel by Tadeusz Konwicki from today’s point of view and by means of research tools that has not been applied so far to this type of text. A confrontation of its character with a changed reality of the surrounding world becomes an occasion to reflect on coming to terms with tradition and ideas as well as myths of the Romantic provenience or, in a word, the whole symbolic heritage of the past while for the writer himself, also with existing hierarchies and literary conventions. In such a perspective the novel by Konwicki turns out to be an addition and supplement of "Mała apokalipsa" whereas its convention an ironic and prophetic harbinger of a direction the Polish literature goes in totally different conditions and circumstances than before.

  • Page Range: 37-54
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish