The Thin Writer’ of the 19th Century Midday in the Prose of Józef Ignacy Kraszewski and Felicjan Medard Faleński Cover Image
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„Chudy literat” południa XIX wieku w prozie Józefa Ignacego Kraszewskiego i Felicjana Medarda Faleńskiego
The Thin Writer’ of the 19th Century Midday in the Prose of Józef Ignacy Kraszewski and Felicjan Medard Faleński

Author(s): Barbara Bobrowska
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, 19th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: publishing market; writers’s status; realism; grotesque; satire
Summary/Abstract: The title of the presented paper refers to the archetypical fi gure of ‘the thin writer’ from the18th century satire by Adam Naruszewicz. The topic of this paper are the capitalist transformations ofthe publishing market at the 19th century midday, as well as the changes in the writers’s social statusand their material condition. These issues are thoroughly analyzed using the examples of Kraszewski’snovels such as Latarnia czarnoksięska (1843–1844), Powieść bez tytutłu (1853), Kopciuszek (1862), whichoffer satirical approach, as well as Faleński’s short story Na schyłku starego roku (1875), whose poeticsoscillates between melodrama and grotesque.

  • Page Range: 483-496
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish