Zając, lis i ludzie. O jednej powieści Adolfa Dygasińskiego
The hare, the fox, and the people. A novel by Adolf Dygasiński
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Adolf Dygasiński; Polish literature 19 c.; Evolution; Nature; Narrative.
Summary/Abstract: This article interprets Adolf Dygasiński’s novel Zając [‘The Hare’] in the context of Darwinism – a complex acceptance of nineteenth-century knowledge on nature. Authors analyse Darwinist elements of the novel, making references to contemporary research into associations between literature and theory of evolution. Their focus is also on allegorical meanings of the Dygasiński text, its narrative shaping, and the complex relationship between literature, nature, and knowledge on the latter – as expressed through the category of natural history, borrowed from Theodor W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin.
- Issue Year: 2011
- Issue No: 3
- Page Range: 165-181
- Page Count: 17
- Language: Polish