Julia Hartwig; podróż do Ameryki; "Dziennik amerykański"
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
B. Nowacka, B. Szałast-Rogowska (red.), "Literatura polska obu Ameryk : studia i szkice. Ser. 1" (S. 339-352). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The author juxtaposes Julia Hartwig’s Dziennik amerykański (“American Journal”) and her Wiersze
amerykańskie (“American Poems”) — two works based on the poet’s several visits to the United
States. The portrayal of America that emerges from this double view is multifaceted as well as characterized
by a measure of detachment. While Hartwig notes the variousness of the New World, she
does not avoid being critical — for example, her comments on American women are quite scathing.
A reading of Dziennik amerykański and her American texts reveals Hartwig’s various strategies of
coming to terms with her American experience, which, according to Monika Ładoń, include: mitigating
the sense of alienation, challenging clichés, escape into metaphorical thinking, or immersing
oneself in American literature.