Przekroczyć granicę getta. O Dziewczynce w czerwonym płaszczyku, Tylko ja sama i Dobrym dziecku Romy Ligockiej
To cross the border of ghetto. On Dziewczynka w czerwonym płaszczyku (The Girl in the Red Coat), Tylko ja sama and Dobre dziecko by Roma Ligocka
Author(s): Natalia Żórawska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the present study is the interpretation of The Girl in the Red Coat, Tylko ja sama, and Dobre dziecko by Roma Ligocka from the perspective of the Holocaust literature. The article demonstrates that Ligocka, as a writer belonging to post-Holocaust generation, in her novels includes autobiographical threads strictly connected with the problem of Extermination. She investigates this matter from the point of view of a child, a teenager, and an adult woman who carries the stigma of Holocaust. The ordeal of the Second World War, her own and her mother’s experiences, health problems, as well as the post-war, communist reality all gave rise to the fact that wounds from the past and traumatic events influence on the writer’s present life. Ligocka proves that there are borders that cannot be overcome, such as cultural, psychological, religious, or barriers of descent. The author of the present article demonstrates that on the plane of both form and content, post-trauma is the key aspect for text interpretation. The article, therefore, constitutes an attempt at outlining the problem of feminine Holocaust prose against books by Roma Ligocka, as well as at inscribing her in the research conducted within trauma studies and contemporary investigations into Extermination.
Book: Literatura i granice. Szkice o literaturze XX i XXI wieku.
- Page Range: 151-180
- Page Count: 30
- Publication Year: 2017
- Language: Polish
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