NARRATION IN RYSZARD KAPUSCINSKI'S 'THE EMPEROR'
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The authoress of the paper analyses the selected aspect of narration in 'The Emperor' - Ryszard Kapuscinski's literary report as well as shows the historical context of its composing. The analysis of 'The Emperor's' first edition in the weekly 'Kultura' refers mainly to indicate the initial design and most important changes that Kapuscinski introduced into its book version. The remaining parts of the paper are devoted to the mode of shaping the narration which is made with an intensive collecting of the material, structuring it into a compositional and stylistic entity of a parabolic character. Important elements of the narration are also interferences of the reporter's voice and his interlocutors, dialogical 'I' of the narrator which allow him to penetrate the mentality of Haile Sellasje's servants, and due to archaic stylization, rhythm, and neologisms depict their way of thinking and the mechanisms functioning in the castle. The narrative strategies in question make the story of the Ethiopian court a historiosophic reflection on all sorts of power.
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