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Autobiografia i ekspresja
Autobiography and Expression

Michał Głowiński’s “Kręgi Obcości” (“Circles of Strangeness”)

Author(s): Artur Hellich
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Polish Literature
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Michał Głowiński; Głowiński’s “Kręgi obcości”; Głowiński’s “Czarne sezony”

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is an analysis of formal structure, characteristic of Michał Głowiński’s autobiography. Hellich confronts Głowiński’s “Kręgi obcości” (“Circles of Strangeness”) with his prose debut (“Czarne sezony” <”The Black Seasons”>) in order to prove that the two forms of intimate writings are differentiated first and foremost by their linguistic organization. “Kręgi obcości” is dominated by diglottic (in Bakhtin’s view) realist narration, yet in some places broken by (monoglottic) expressive parts, which suspend the subjective “I” vs. objective “I” dialectic, characteristic of autobiography. Hellich proposes the thesis that the expressive parts, though marginal within the limits of the entire “autobiographical story,” are present in the text’s trouble area.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 77-88
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish