The Power That Sleeps
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The Power That Sleeps On a Novel by Janusz Głowacki

Author(s): Dariusz Nowacki
Subject(s): Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Janusz Głowacki; Great Powers Tremble;August 1980;
Summary/Abstract: The article constitutes an attempt at reviving the intriguing novel Great Powers Tremble by Janusz Głowacki (1981). The author recounts the events surrounding the writing of the novel and reconstructs the original contexts in which–following its launch and directly after that–it was discussed. First and foremost, however, the author is interested in the artistic and content-related potential of Głowacki’s novel, attempting to showcase its continued relevance, originality and the strength of expression contained in this fairly short and rather forgotten work. To this end, the author points to the peculiar, extremely successful and subversive at the same time creation of the anti-hero protagonist, and in the concluding parts of the article, he attempts to contrast Great Powers Tremble with the last work published while Głowacki (1939–2017) was still alive, a volume of stories entitled I Came (2013).

  • Page Range: 165-179
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish