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In the Face of War. The Diaries of Polina Zherebtsova

Author(s): Iwona Krycka-Michnowska
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: diary; testimony; Chechen war; adolescence; trauma
Summary/Abstract: The subject of the paper are Chechen diaries of Polina Zherebtsova, which were written between 1994 and 2004 in Grozny. Zherebtsova‘s diaries are treated as a shocking testimony of the times of war and a record of difficult growing up in a border situation, where every day is a struggle to survive. The proposed analysis refers to the concept of Małgorzata Czerminska’s autobiographical triangle and the theoretical findings of Philippe Lejeune and Paweł Rodak concerning literature as a personal document.

  • Page Range: 331-343
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Russian, Polish, Ukrainian