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Śląskie wzgórza. Poetyckie i symboliczne reprezentacje hałdy – zarys
Silesian hills. Poetic and symbolic representations of the heap – an outline

Author(s): Katarzyna Niesporek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article is an attempt to look at the heap as a phenomenon of meanings, readings and interpretations. The Silesian hill is not only a “kupa kamieni pustych i ziem płonnych” [“a pile of empty stones and gritty lands”]. From the poetic representations of the heap, in addition to its conventional meanings, many other values and images can be extracted. The deep excavation of the heap shows it as an autobiographical place, as a home; it allows one to look at its form and shape; it allows one to see it as an object, a thing, a concrete. An important role here is played by poetic imagination as a response to the negative perception of the heap.

  • Page Range: 65-79
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish