„Naturalny nadmiar luster”. Venice in the short stories of Stefan Grabiński and Edgar Allan Poe Cover Image
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„Naturalny nadmiar luster”. Wenecja w opowiadaniach Stefana Grabińskiego i Edgara Allana Poego
„Naturalny nadmiar luster”. Venice in the short stories of Stefan Grabiński and Edgar Allan Poe

Author(s): Małgorzata Ślarzyńska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Theoretical Linguistics, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Venice; Edgar Allan Poe; Stefan Grabiński; multilingualism; exoticism; vampirism; hauntology
Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on Venice represented in two tales: Stefan Grabiński’s Namiętność (L’appassionata). Opowieść wenecka and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Assignation. Although there are some similarities in the function of the motive of Venice in these texts, both authors adopt different strategies in introducing and using the motive, especially when it comes to the linguistic layer of the tales. Grabiński incorporates numerous foreign wordsin his story, making its language another mirror of Italian reality. Poe’s language is far more flat and univocal in the depiction of Venice. However, in his tale, as well as in the one written by Grabiński, of an utmost importance is the construction of protagonists – vampiric and full of contrast – which corresponds with the characteristics of the image of Venice.

  • Page Range: 217-230
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish