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„Nie war ich glücklicher als in Polen“. Thomas Bernhard und Polen
“Never was I so happy as in Poland”. Thomas Bernhard and Poland

Author(s): Dorota Szczęśniak
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. and Euroslavica

Summary/Abstract: Thomas BERNHARD, one of the biggest skeptics among Austrian writers and a ruthless critic of Austria, surprisingly expressed extremely positive views on Poland in his works. The paper is an attempt at finding BERNHARD’s inspirations for his fascination with Poland. Character and destinations of the writer’s visits to Poland are described, as well as his interactions with Polish literary milieus. The paper is also an analysis of main motifs referring to Poland in BERNHARD’s literary works, his official speeches, letters and interviews.

  • Issue Year: XXIV/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 43-62
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: German