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O SYTUACJI BYCIA POMIĘDZY - ONTOLOGIA PRZYCHODŹCY (NA PRZYKŁADZIE SALEK WOJCIECHA NOWICKIEGO)
Being in-between - the Ontology of Newcomer (Wojciech Nowicki's Salki)

Author(s): Kinga Siewior
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: Recovered Territories; migration; belonging; Wojciech Nowicki; Edward Said;

Summary/Abstract: In the first part of the article the author presents: (1) a few crucial anthropological concept’s connected with the the problem of the migration experience such as „being between” (Edward Said’s idea of the contrapunctual identity) or „non-belonging”, migrant’s nostalgy, etc; (2) crucial historical information about the so-called „Recovered Territories” and the Polish experience of resettlement, in particular its traumatic aspects connected with the problem of the cenzorship and socialist politics of memory. The subcejct of the second part of article is the story Salki by Wojciech Nowicki. In this book the author tried to show the migration’s condition of his family in the perspective of so-called „postmemory”, the article is the intepretation of crucial figure’s of „non-belonging” presents in Nowicki’s book.

  • Issue Year: 19/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 37-49
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish