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2009 | 3(117) | 176-188
Article title

PURITY, DIRT, AND REVOLUTIONARY CHAOS: TWO PARTS OF ZEROMSKI'S 'PRZEDWIOSNIE' (Czystosc, brud i chaos rewolucji. O dwóch czesciach 'Przedwiosnia')

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In his analysis of two parts (respectively titled 'Szklane domy' and 'Nawloc') of Stefan Zeromski's classical novel 'Przedwiosnie' (1924/1925), inspired by the anthropology of (im)purity, works by Mary Douglas and Julia Kristeva, the author emphasises what is, as he believes, a major process of constructing the social reality of the Second Polish Republic (1918-1939), consisting in separating and discerning an emerging orderliness from the menacing Other - the revolutionary Russia. Hence, the first section of this interpretative text is focused on establishing a symbolic borderline between the new state and the Empire possessed by destruction. In the second section, attention is drawn to this border being non-hermetical: the author seeks for traces of revolutionary chaos within cultural frameworks of Polish reality, even if in its Arcadian vision shown by Zeromski in 'Nawloc'. Research questions on consequences of the discussed (de)symbolisation processes for an image of the Second Republic's social world, taking shape in 'Przedwiosnie' as well as in other literary texts of the period 1918-1925, appear in conclusion.
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176-188
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Lukasz Pawlowski, c/o Uniwersytet Warszawski, Zaklad Literatury Polskiej, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-325 Warszawa, Poland
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09PLAAAA067026
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