DANGEROUS LIAISONS OR TADEUSZ KONWICKI'S ROMANCE WITH WITOLD GOMBROWICZ
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The article is devoted to an analysis of intertextual and ideological connections in the artistic works by Tadeusz Konwicki and Witold Gombrowicz. Though frequently mentioned, 'Ferdydurke' author's influence on Konwicki has never been fully described, and cannot be closed with a simple forefather's impact on his follower. The author of 'A Minor Apocalypse' willingly reads Gombrowicz, and often comments, especially in sylvic texts (paratexts), on Gombrowicz as a figure and his texts, though seldom in an explicitly allegative tone. Konwicki can be assumed to have borrowed Gombrowicz's sylvic poetics in 'Calendar and Hourglass' and later in 'mendacious diaries'. Konwicki's prose pieces cannot support to the idea of the writers' relationships, the exception being probably 'Rojsty' (though here an indirect relationship within the frame of 'prose of intellectual settlements' could be considered). Konwicki's view on the world and on a man can on no ground agree with Gombrowicz's anthropology.
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