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„Czarne lądy” Wandy Melcer wobec form egzotyzacji tradycyjnej społeczności żydowskiej
Wanda Melcer’s “Black Lands” and the Forms of Exoticising the Traditional Jewish Community

Author(s): Marzena Szugiero
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: Czarny Ląd. Warszawa [The Black Land. Warsaw] is a collection of reportages byWanda Melcer, institutionally and ideologically linked to Wiadomości Literackie weekly, and deeply involved in the social campaigns held under the auspices of Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński. Explicitly ideologised, these accounts of the journeys to the “black lands” – Warsaw’s district inhabited by the traditional Jewish people and nearby shtetls – aroused a number of controversies in the last years of interwar Poland. The aim of this article is to show the means of exoticising this community that are undertaken by the writer, taking into consideration the tradition and realised cultural scripts.

  • Page Range: 37-49
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish