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"Sanatorium" Rafała Wojaczka. Próba lektury po czterdziestu latach
"Sanatorium" by Rafał Wojaczek. An attempt to read it after forty years

Author(s): Magdalena Boczkowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: suicide; subject; split; identity; lifewriting
Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to "Sanatorium" by Rafał Wojaczek or a prose book of a poet, published for the first time as a whole (although with a removed motto) in 2010. The author, analyzing such, phenomena as (among others): the problem of suicide and split personality, an identity split of the main character, loss of subjectivity that are very typical of the poets defined traditionally as “damned”, shows above all a difficult reception of this prose. Hence, "Sanatorium" can be read today in different ways but it should be underlined that it is first of all a novel about fear, illness, stagnation and battle fought with the world and him/herself.

  • Page Range: 233-247
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish