Dziewczynka w czerwonym płaszczyku; The Girl in the Red Coat; Tylko ja sama; Dobre dziecko; Roma Ligocka; Roma Liebling
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
B. Gutkowska, A. Nęcka, K. Gutkowska-Ociepa (red.), "Literatura i granice : szkice o literaturze XX i XXI wieku" (S. 151-180). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The aim of the present study is the interpretation of The Girl in the
Red Coat, Tylko ja sama, and Dobre dziecko by Roma Ligocka from the
perspective of the Holocaust literature. The article demonstrates that Ligocka,
as a writer belonging to post-Holocaust generation, in her novels
includes autobiographical threads strictly connected with the problem
of Extermination. She investigates this matter from the point of view of
a child, a teenager, and an adult woman who carries the stigma of Holocaust.
The ordeal of the Second World War, her own and her mother’s
experiences, health problems, as well as the post-war, communist reality
all gave rise to the fact that wounds from the past and traumatic events
influence on the writer’s present life. Ligocka proves that there are borders
that cannot be overcome, such as cultural, psychological, religious,
or barriers of descent.
The author of the present article demonstrates that on the plane of
both form and content, post-trauma is the key aspect for text interpretation.
The article, therefore, constitutes an attempt at outlining the
problem of feminine Holocaust prose against books by Roma Ligocka, as
well as at inscribing her in the research conducted within trauma studies
and contemporary investigations into Extermination.