The goal of the paper is to outline a brief literary historical overview of the development of the existential discourse in the domestic context from the 1940s until now. The given overview is supposed to be one of the assumptions of theoretical reflection on the poetics of reconfiguration (existentially oriented production). The research was mainly focused on the literary and historical reflection on individual periods of time which featured discussions about existential elements in literature, while the discussions were interpreted with regard to the current state of the subject matter. It turned out that while the 1940s saw configuration of a certain form of existential discourse which became a standard functioning in a manifested way until today, from the start of configuring there were at the same time other latent contents exceeding the frameworks of the classic way of processing the subject. These did not begin to be formed explicitly until the 1960s. Due to the constraints caused by the period of time, the reconfiguration of existential discourse was not significantly affected. Apparent efforts to reassess the approach to the subject that is supposed to take care of the reconfiguration of existential discourse corresponding to the achieved level of contemporary knowledge were not made until the 2000s. At the same time it becomes clear that the process of reconfiguration is not easy because it gets into conflict with classic configuration, which has a standardized form in today´s existential discourse.