Sanatorium Pod Klepsydrą. Sklepy cynamonowe. by Bruno Schulz Summary
Rzeczywistość opowiadań swobodnie miesza się z fantastyką. Przedmioty nabierają właściwości istot żywych, zwierzęta uzyskują cechy ludzkie, banalne czynności podnoszone są do rangi mitu. Mit ten ma na celu zachowanie, utrwalenie odchodzącego świata dającego bohaterowi oparcie i bezpieczeństwo. Opoką trwałości jest z jednej strony dom rodzinny i prowadzony przez schorowanego ojca sklep, z drugiej chyląca się ku upadkowi C. K. monarchia. Młodego Józefa szczególnie fascynuje Ojciec, postać wieloznaczna, funkcjonująca na pograniczu świata żywych i umarłych.
The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz Summary
The Street of Crocodiles in the Polish city of Drogobych is a street of memories and dreams where recollections of Bruno Schulz's uncommon boyhood and of the eerie side of his merchant family's life are evoked in a startling blend of the real and the fantastic. Most memorable - and most chilling - is the portrait of the author's father, a maddened shopkeeper who imports rare birds' eggs to hatch in his attic, who believes tailors' dummies should be treated like people, and whose obsessive fear of cockroaches causes him to resemble one. Bruno Schulz, a Polish Jew killed by the Nazis in 1942, is considered by many to have been the leading Polish writer between the two world wars.
Animal Narratives and Culture by Anna Barcz Summary
The term “vulnerable realism” can imply two different understandings: one presenting weak realism as incomplete, and mixed with other literary styles; the other bringing realistic vulnerable experience into narration. The second is the key concern of this work, though it does not exclude the first, as it asks questions about realism as such, entering into a polemic with the tradition of literary realism. Realism, then, is not primarily understood as a narrative style, but as a narration that tests the probability of nonhuman vulnerable experience and makes it real. The book consists of three parts. The first presents examples of how realism has been redefined in trauma studies and how it may refer to animal experience. The second explores what is added to the narrative by literature, including the animal perspective (the zoonarrative) and how it is conducted (zoocriticism). The third analyses cultural texts, such as painting, circuses, and memorials, which realistically generate animal vulnerability and provide non-anthropocentric frameworks, anchoring our knowledge in the experience of fragile historical reality.
Hermeneutics - Ethics – Education by Andrzej Wiercinski Summary
This book confronts the challenges that hermeneutics brings to ethics and education by thematizing the critical influence which ethics and contemporary educational theory and practice have on the self-understanding of philosophical hermeneutics. In the hermeneutic spirit of commitment to cultivating lifelong habits of critical thinking, moral reflection, and articulate expression, the book presents many voices that illuminate a rich cultural diversity with the profound hope of nurturing the full-flourishing of human beings. The hermeneutics of education calls for diverse ways of thinking about education, which deeply cares for the common good of individuals, communities, and nations. This diversity promotes a genuine interest in different approaches to the event (Ereignis) of education. (Series: International Studies in Hermeneutics and Phenomenology - Vol. 8) [Subject: Hermeneutics, Ethics, Education]
The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary by Adam Kozuchowski Summary
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 was just one link in a chain of events leading to World War I and the downfall of the Austro-Hungarian empire. By 1918, after nearly four hundred years of rule, the Habsburg monarchy was expunged in an instant of history. Remarkably, despite tales of decadence, ethnic indifference, and a failure to modernize, the empire enjoyed a renewed popularity in interwar narratives. Today, it remains a crucial point of reference for Central European identity, evoking nostalgia among the nations that once dismembered it. The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary examines histories, journalism, and literature in the period between world wars to expose both the positive and the negative treatment of the Habsburg monarchy following its dissolution and the powerful influence of fiction and memory over history. Originally published in Polish, Adam Kozuchowski’s study analyzes the myriad factors that contributed to this phenomenon. Chief among these were economic depression, widespread authoritarianism on the continent, and the painful rise of aggressive nationalism. Many authors of these narratives were well-known intellectuals who yearned for the high culture and peaceable kingdom of their personal memory. Kozuchowski contrasts these imaginaries with the causal realities of the empire’s failure. He considers the aspirations of Czechs, Poles, Romanians, Hungarians, and Austrians, and their quest for autonomy or domination over their neighbors, coupled with the wave of nationalism spreading across Europe. Kozuchowski then dissects the reign of the legendary Habsburg monarch, Franz Joseph, and the lasting perceptions that he inspired. To Kozuchowski, the interwar discourse was a reaction to the monumental change wrought by the dissolution of Austria-Hungary and the fear of a history lost. Those displaced at the empire’s end attempted, through collective (and selective) memory, to reconstruct the vision of a once great multinational power. It was an imaginary that would influence future histories of the empire and even became a model for the European Union.
Męka kartoflana by Janusz Rudnicki Summary
Czy można znaleźć w środku Niemiec mąkę kartoflaną, by w niedzielę ugotować kluski śląskie? Czy wypada czytać poezję, gdy stoi się na czatach, a kumple właśnie obrabiają sklep? W który zaułek skręcić, żeby trafić tam, gdzie wszyscy noszą tureckie sweterki? W swoim zbiorze opowiadań Janusz Rudnicki dokonuje rozrachunku prawie ze wszystkimi polskimi wadami. I choć pisane w latach 80. i 90., teksty te pozostają zaskakująco aktualne. Świat Rudnickiego bywa zdeformowany aż do absurdu. Narrator niespecjalnie lubi swoich bohaterów, osądza ich i karci, a do tego szyderczo się z nich naśmiewa. Jednak nie można mu odmówić celności spostrzeżeń oraz odwagi w obnażaniu polskiej i ogólnoludzkiej głupoty. A jego stylistyczna werwa nie ma sobie równych. „Męka kartoflana” pokazuje, jak ewoluowała proza Janusza Rudnickiego, dziś jednego z najbardziej oryginalnych polskich prozaików.
Współcześni polscy pisarze i badacze literatury: R-Sta by Jadwiga Czachowska,Alicja Szałagan Summary
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Ryszard Kapuscinski by Artur Domoslawski Summary
Reporting from such varied locations as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was one of the most influential eyewitness journalists of the twentieth century. During the Cold War, he was a dauntless investigator as well as a towering literary talent, and books such as The Emperor and Travels with Herodotus founded the new genre of ‘literary reportage’. It was an achievement that brought him global renown, not to mention the uninvited attentions of the CIA. In this definitive biography, Artur Domos?awski shines a new light on the personal relationships of this intensely charismatic, deeply private man, examining the intractable issue at the heart of Kapu?ci?ski’s life and work: the relationship and tension between journalism and literature. In researching this book, Domos?awski, himself an award-winning foreign correspondent, enjoyed unprecedented access to Kapu?ci?ski’s private papers. The result traces his mentor’s footsteps through Africa and Latin America, delves into files and archives that Kapu?ci?ski himself examined, and records conversations with the people that he talked to in the course of his own investigations. Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski is a meticulous, riveting portrait of a complex man of intense curiosity living at the heart of dangerous times.
Bruno Schulz 1892-1942 by Wojciech Chmurzyński,Bruno Schulz,Muzeum Literatury im. Adama Mickiewicza w Warszawie Summary
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sifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way by Charles Bukowski Summary
One of the most recognizable poets of the last century, Charles Bukowski is simultaneously a common man and an icon of urban depravity. He uses strong, blunt language to describe life as he lives it, and through it all charts the mutations of morality in modern America. Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way is a treasure trove of confessional poetry written towards then end of Bukowski’s life. With the overhang of failing health and waning fame, he reflects on his travels, his gambling and drinking, working, not working, sex and love, eating, cats, and more. Sifting Through is Bukowski at his most meditative – published posthumously, it’s completely non-performative, and gets to the heart of Bukowski’s lifelong pursuit of natural language and raw honesty. We recommend you read this as Bukowski wrote: by sifting through the madness for what hits you as the word, the line, the way.
The Birch Grove and Other Stories by Jaros?aw Iwaszkiewicz Summary
Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz (1894-1980) was a significant Polish novelist and poet. Besides his literary work, he fulfilled various social roles during his long life. He studied law in Kiev, worked as a civil servant at the newly created Polish parliament (Sejm) after WW1, served at embassies in Copenhagen and Brussels, joined anti-nazi resistance during WW2, became member of parliament after the war, was president of the writers' union, received Lenin Prize for peace movement acitivities etc. His books are considered classics and even today they still sell well in Poland; some have been adapted into internationally successful films.