“This Poor Itek! So blasé! He’s Posing!”: Gombrowicz as a Poser Cover Image
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„Ten biedny Itek! Taki zblazowany! Pozuje!” Gombrowicz jako pozer
“This Poor Itek! So blasé! He’s Posing!”: Gombrowicz as a Poser

Author(s): Ewa Kobyłecka-Piwońska
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Geography, Regional studies, Studies of Literature, Philology
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Witold Gombrowicz; Argentina; pose; César Aira; exotism; nationality

Summary/Abstract: Kobyłecka-Piwońska discusses Argentinian interpretations of Gombrowicz’s work that refer to notions of posing. She begins by outlining the history of simulation as an illness and as a strategy of assimilation applied by immigrants in Argentina. Next she analyses passages in the Diary, using the notion of the pose as an attitude to life and as a narrative strategy. The article concludes with an analysis of Gombrowicz’s Wędrówki po Argentynie[Travels in Argentina], where both Polish and Argentine nationality, presented throughthe lens of exotism, appear as a pose.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 295-308
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish