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2012 | 103 | 4 | 115-131
Article title

„Boska tandeta”. „Czeska bizuteria” Grzegorza Musiala jako autobiografia kampowa

Title variants
EN
“DIVINE TRASH.” GRZEGORZ MUSIAL’S “CZECH JEWELLERY” AS CAMP AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The article is an analysis of Grzegorz Musial’s novel Czeska bizuteria (Czech Jewellery) which is one of the first examples of camp in Polish literature. The reasoning focuses on the vital in this novel tension between the aesthetics and biographical convention. The camp with its characteristic love of artificiality, irony, theatricality and exaggeration seems to oppose the need of authenticity and honesty in the literary production, all characteristic of autobiographical writing. The novel contains something which might be referred to as a project of camp autobiography. It relies on genre hybridity, makes use of a great number of stylistic conventions and keenly resorts to quotations. Musial skillfully uses cultural clichés, kitsch, and elements derived from popular culture reservoir in order to parodistically and rather in not obvious way question for expression of individual and collective identity.
Year
Volume
103
Issue
4
Pages
115-131
Physical description
Contributors
  • Jagiellonian University of Cracow
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
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