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„(Od)ręczne” konstrukcje narracji w powojennej prozie nurtu wiejskiego
Narrative (Hand)work in Postwar Rural Prose

Author(s): Iwona Wieczorek-Bartkowiak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The author of this article reflects upon the ways of creation of the world in Polishrural prose, which enforce bodily activity on the narrators and characters. What is analysed is the relation between everyday agricultural handwork – organising the plot of the pieces – and its preservation in the narration. The description includes the structures that make it possible for the writers to interlace the work of hands with the work of language when weaving the action, the events, and the story. The author also makes remarks on the axiological character of handcraft, fist fight, and the motif of a hand as inherent elements involved in the world creation that define rural prose, with a special emphasis on the works by Stanisław Czernik, Tadeusz Nowak, and Wiesław Myśliwski.

  • Page Range: 67-80
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish