“She is mean, I love her” – Jelinek among Michał Witkowski. Cover Image

„Jest wredna. Kocham ją” – Jelinek według Witkowskiego.
“She is mean, I love her” – Jelinek among Michał Witkowski.

Between interpretation and use

Author(s): Agnieszka Jezierska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Humanistyczno-Przyrodniczy im. Jana Długosza w Częstochowie
Keywords: Elfriede Jelinek ; Michał Witkowski ; misreading ; use ; interpretation ; refraction

Summary/Abstract: Elfriede Jelinek is a well-known author in Poland, she is an icon for many polish male and female writers, who read and interpretate her books in their own ways, with many refractions. This paper is a case study about how Michał Witkowski a young polish writer (1975) reads her books and uses her image in his literary works, interviews and new media. Especially in his novel "Zbrodniarz i dziewczyna" [A criminal and a girl] he is interested in a symbol/icon Elfriede Jelinek, not really in her writings. His work is an interesting literary tribute and an example of misreading.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 91-113
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish