Beyond Walden. An unfriendly book [on T. Sławek: Ujmować. Henry David Thoreau i wspólnota świata] Cover Image

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Beyond Walden. An unfriendly book [on T. Sławek: Ujmować. Henry David Thoreau i wspólnota świata]

Author(s): Piotr Bogalecki
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: Starting from Thoreau’s division into knowledge understood as a dictionary and biography, a discussion of a book Ujmować. Henry David Thoreau i wspólnota świata by Tadeusz Sławek places it in the context of deconstruction and a poststructuralist turn of the theory. At the same time, however, it shows that Sławek’s easily-recognizable and consistent style is not a result of a simple recapturing of categories worked out by J. Derrida (e.g. a margin, a responsible answer, a varying repetition, and, above all, friendship), but their far-reaching interpretation, as a result of which they take on a new community-creative character, going beyond a deconstructivist self-referentiality and the so called ethic criticism inscribing into the current.

  • Issue Year: 2/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 275-281
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish