POWER (LESSNESS) IN THE HISTORY. ON MAŁGORZATA SZEJNERT’S THE ISLAND OF SNAKES Cover Image
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(BEZ)SILNOŚĆ WOBEC HISTORII. O WYSPIE WĘŻY MAŁGORZATY SZEJNERT
POWER (LESSNESS) IN THE HISTORY. ON MAŁGORZATA SZEJNERT’S THE ISLAND OF SNAKES

Author(s): Agnieszka Nęcka
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Małgorzata Szejnert; World War II; history; family secret
Summary/Abstract: The article interprets Małgorzata Szejnert’s Wyspa Węży [The Island of Snakes]. A family secret became an inspiration for this book. Again; the reporter looks at history from the angle of individual people’s experiences. This time; however; the subject of the story is an infamous episode of World War II; taking place on the island of Bute. Szejnert writes about powerlessness faced with history; poor choices; human weaknesses and the inability to find an answer to all the bothering questions from the past.

  • Page Range: 129-136
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish