A bitter-sweet taste of childhood in A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz Two stances: testimony and confession Cover Image
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Słodko‑gorzki smak dzieciństwa w Opowieści o miłości i mroku Amosa Oza Dwie postawy: świadectwa i wyznania
A bitter-sweet taste of childhood in A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz Two stances: testimony and confession

Author(s): Dorota Michułka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: autobiographical novel; narration of testimony and confession; diary; essay; individual memory; collective memory; images of childhood
Summary/Abstract: A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz demonstrates an important for a writer phenomenon whereby various fictional and autobiographical forms overlap (e.g. he represents the stance of testimony and of confession), as well as a sylvic amalgamation of autobiographism with literariness and essays. The prose of Oz is exceptional and out standing in terms of narration — apart from an individual glimpse on reality, Oz initiates a universal, existential reflection upon the world, he thinks about a supra-individual reality of culture and about the world of the spirit. Two periods are visibly distinct in Oz’s works: childhood years and the time of growing up.

  • Page Range: 83-99
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish