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Jean Baudrillard wrote about seduction as the category being able to reflect reality,
namely “to seduce a sign” by means of a constant juggling with its meaning. Georges
Bataille, on the other hand, claims that it is transgression that underpins marriage.
The author of the article is interested in the way the writers “juggles with the category
of a family and relationship”. By means of what means do they seduce a reader and
project his/her attitude towards particular novel characters? She is also interested in an
anthropological picture of interpersonal relations, especially the problem of transgression.
The research material constituted Pestka by Anka Kowalska, a love affair that has
been equally popular among readers since 1964. The researcher is also interested in both the novel reception and the way the characters entangled in particular interpersonal
relations are created, the relations that skillfully portrayed by Kowalska are able
to “adore” a reader and redefine his/her views many times.