2010 | 57 | 4 | 449-462
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IN SEARCH OF LOST SPACE. SPACE AND OTHER TEXTUAL ELEMENTS IN THE TALE PRZEPROWADZKA BY PAWEL HUELLE (Alla ricerca dello spazio perduto. Lo spazio e gli altri elementi testuali nel racconto Il trasloco di Pawel Huelle)

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In the second half of last century the literary criticism has produced a large number of studies about the literary space. Even today many scholars of literature, applying various lines of research, demonstrate that the space, as it wrote Janusz Slawinski at the end of seventies of last century, “is not simply one of the components of the reality of representation, but is the semantic crux of the text and of all its internal order.' This article - through analysis of the spatial structure of the tale “Przeprowadzka' by the polish writer Paweł Huelle, and particularly through the study of the relationship between space, time and others narrative elements such as setting, plot and characters - shows the attempt implemented by narrator to recover the lost space of memory. The narrative of Paweł Huelle represents one of the most prolific and topical trends of Polish fiction in the last twenty years, which tries to redefine the Polish values in a more open and modern view, whereby culture means above all exchange, mediation and transformation. The house of the tale, as well as his large garden dotted with the ruins of Great Germany, embodies the modern concept of the homeland spreading recently in European society, that is homeland as a place that is no longer just the land of fathers, but a space of a complex and layered identity, maybe conflictual and neurotic, but also conscious of its richness and diversity.
  • Dario Prola, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Wydział Neofilologii, Katedra Italianistyki, Ul. Obozna 8, 00-927 Warszawa, Poland
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