The story of color, smell and sound, or Kłopoty Kacperka góreckiego skrzata (“Troubles of Kacperek, a Dwarf from Górki”) by Zofia Kossak Cover Image

Opowieść o barwie, zapachu i dźwięku, czyli Zofii Kossak Kłopoty Kacperka, góreckiego skrzata
The story of color, smell and sound, or Kłopoty Kacperka góreckiego skrzata (“Troubles of Kacperek, a Dwarf from Górki”) by Zofia Kossak

Author(s): Krystyna Heska-Kwaśniewicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Zofia Kossak; fairy tale; sensuality; young recipient
Summary/Abstract: Zofia Kossak, an outstanding novelist and what is less known – a painter, whom fate cast on Cieszyn Silesia, told the youngest readers about the beauty of this land in an excellent fairy tale entitled Kłopoty Kacperka, góreckiego skrzata (“Troubles of Kacperek, a Dwarf from Górki”). It is completely embedded in the Beskid landscape realities. In the mountainous landscape of Górki Wielkie there is a fight between good and evil, and in accordance with the convention of fairy tales, good prevails. The beauty of the text is determined by its painterliness and sensuality, which are probably the result of the writer’s fascination with the Silesian Beskids. For her, the mountains were the most perfect landscape.

  • Page Range: 75-88
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish