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2011 | 16-17 | 217-226

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'THE JOURNALS OF A WHITE SEA WOLF'- HOME ON SOLOVETSKY ISLANDS ('Wilczy notes' - literacki dom na Wyspach Solowieckich)

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The Essay is concentrated on the most famous lecture of Mariusz Wilk. His publication confronts reader with creative, reformed literature. Moreover, reader will come across fascinated structure, in which he can find there mosaic of reportage, essay, dairy, and what is more important - these all sorts constitute not only - notes from the journey, but also experience, which is connected with domesticated issue. Author makes a question - what exactly is 'making a home place' or 'domesticated'? is this category realized only during the text level? As he has assured, in the Wilk's creativity it is not going only about rooting issue, which constitutes a borderline for human being, keep the man in a one place, border his possibility of absorption. In the 'Wolf's notebook', there is domestication as a state of settled down process, as assimilation process, tame process, which has exceeded otherness. As a result, otherness has a special capability, that is why - domesticated is focus on identity process. On the one hand, as author confirms - if reader will ask about author - there is not only one creators, there are two of them. First - makes a description of the experienced reality, and second - makes a trial of domestication in other motherhood culture. One the other hand, author of 'Wolf's notebook' is also a narrator, what makes other paradoxically oppositions such as: newcomer and native, he feels also 'like home', but also like a stranger. Author has convinced, it is possible to say, that character of the notebook has promised himself to achieve place to live on this world and maybe constitute renewed identity. She uses Ryszard Nycz's quotation and says - it is not possible to separate author from his experiences and telling the story, because between 'being stranger' and trial of domestication is situated additional identity trait - 'being writer'. Main character tries to convince reader, that only trial of rootedness gives cognitive possibilities, and as the result, struggle is a statement of text, which is much more real, than reality at all.








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  • dr Monika Wiszniowska, Zaklad Kultury Literackiej, Uniwersytet Slaski Pl. Sejmu Slaskiego1, 40-032 Katowice, Poland


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