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Title: Powroty w śmierć
Authors: Olejniczak, Józef
Keywords: śmierć w literaturze
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Abstract: Returns into death begin with introductory meditation on two sentences from Gombrowicz’s Diaries which refer to broad context of western thought on dying, and especially to the tradition of Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger. In following fi ve chapters I refl ect upon Brunon Schulz’s, Aleksander Wat’s, Józef Wittlin’s, CzeΠaw MiΠosz’s and Witold Gombrowicz’s attitude to their own death and to the death of the Other. In the end I also present a short essay on Jim Jarmush’s Dead Man, which shows how tanatological refl ection penetrates trough popular culture. The principle thesis advanced in this book is conviction based on thought of such thinkers as Heidegger, Bataille, Ricoeur, Jankélévitch, that language (discourse) of our own death is impossible and that one of the most fundamental human yearning is yearning for mastering the death, which can be seen in western culture myths (e.g. Orpheus, Dante). Schulz, Wat, Wittlin, MiΠosz and Gombrowicz are polish writers who present both: attempts to transgress the above-mentioned impossibility of narration about their own death and, in their late works, yearning for overcoming the death.
ISBN: 9788322618820
Appears in Collections:Książki/rozdziały (W.Hum.)

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