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The article presents an attempt to reinterpret W czerwieni, a novel by Magdalena Tulli
in the context of an autobiographic work of the writer, namely Włoskie szpilki. Such an
intertext allows for reading the novel in question as a record of The Holocaust experiences.
The majority of researchers have qualified Tulli’s prose as the so called post‑modernist
literature about nothing while incomprehensive motives in novels written
by a Warsaw writer have been defined as “a writing extravagance”. The author of the
very text, on the contrary, makes a belief about “the readability” of this prose a general hypothesis whereas on the example of W czerwieni shows referential possibilities of
Tulli’s works. Discussing the motives pointing to the meaning of what is material in the
world presented in the novel (porcelain, silk), as well as interpreting the meaning of the
colours in the work, the author of the article concludes that the structure of the world
presented, full of traces, frays and corpse is the way of expressing the Extermination.