‘I Cannot Even Kill Myself Because I Want to See’: On Looking through Tears Cover Image
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„[…] nawet zabić się nie mogę, bo chcę widzieć”. O spojrzeniu przez Łzy
‘I Cannot Even Kill Myself Because I Want to See’: On Looking through Tears

Author(s): Beata Łazarz
Subject(s): Novel, Polish Literature, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Hermeneutics
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: art; the unconscious; psychoanalysis; theory of colour; Grzegorz Strumyk;

Summary/Abstract: Reading Grzegorz Strumyk’s novel Łzy [Tears], Łazarz examines the relationship between the words and images that are called up in the reader’s imagination. Reading the novel as an account of the difficult journey towards seeing, Łazarz describes how it traces a path towards a new recognition of suppressed images and towards expressing those images with words; this expression allows further images to emerge, along with their related emotions. The goal of the images that Strumyk creates is not so much a realistic description of the world but a rendering of the protagonists’ emotions and experiences – conscious and unconscious. Łazarz pays particular attention to the analysis of Strumyk’s symbolic use of shapes and colours.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 301-312
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish