‘More Edge – Fewer Words’: Memory and Trauma in Wioletta Grzegorzewska’s Poetry Cover Image
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„Więcej krawędzi. Mniej słów”. Pamięć i trauma w poezji Wioletty Grzegorzewskiej
‘More Edge – Fewer Words’: Memory and Trauma in Wioletta Grzegorzewska’s Poetry

Author(s): Borbála Faragó
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Literary Texts, Fiction, Sociology, Migration Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: migration; memory; trauma; identity; transnationalism

Summary/Abstract: Migrants’ narratives do not exist in a vacuum: they have their places within similar narratives, historically embedded within a larger public story. This continuity is often overlooked, particularly when it comes to similar narratives shared by different ethnicities. The purpose of this paper is to investigate poetic manifestations of memory, especially trauma or pain memory, in a selection of texts written by Wioletta Grzegorzewska. Her poems consider the question of memory on both micro and macro levels. Her collection Smena’s Memory, as this paper argues, investigates the role of memory in the process of identity creation.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 142-153
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish