A Journalistic “Overture to Life” or a “Literary Food of the Past”? Anthologies of Polish Reportage – a Reconnaissance Cover Image
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Dziennikarska „uwertura do życia” czy „literacka strawa przyszłości”? Antologie polskiego reportażu – rekonesans
A Journalistic “Overture to Life” or a “Literary Food of the Past”? Anthologies of Polish Reportage – a Reconnaissance

Author(s): Katarzyna Frukacz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: anthology; Polish reportage; bibliography; publishing market; canon of the genre
Summary/Abstract: The author takes on as a subject the contemporary anthologies of Polish reportage. She divides these into two main categories: collections with a dominant referential function and the ones serving to present various kinds of reportage writing. For the purpose of exemplifying anthologies of the first type she refers to chosen collections dedicated to concrete geographical spaces or historical periods, whereas upon discussing the second, she takes up the issue of the literariness of reportage, often causing discrepancies in classifying reportage texts by the anthologists. An additional issue tackled is the relationship between the contemporary anthology and the canon of the genre, presented in the context of the transformation of the Polish publishing market after 1989. Upon summing up her analysis the author distinguishes two consequences of this process: the publishing of reportages collections under the auspices of “Gazeta Wyborcza” and their turning into interactive messages.

  • Page Range: 229-243
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish