Przestrzenią staje się czas. Gesty nostalgiczne i melancholijne Pamuka i Pessoi
Time Becomes Space. Nostalgic and Melancholic Gestions of Pamuk and Pessoi
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A special interest in geopoetics, a flourishing idea since the 1980s of the 20th century, may be observed to have developed in the areas of Central and Eastern Europe and in Germany. As an inhabitant of these regions, I am interested in how authors deriving from other corners of the European continent fit in the frame of geopoetics. This article concerns the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa and the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, both of whom had come from imperial empires (Portugal and Turkey, respectively) that no longer possess their numerous colonies and could now be thought to be yearning for their lost power. In Pamuk’s Istambul and Pessoa’s The Book of Disquiet, I discuss how these writers tackle the epistemology of nostalgia (saudade, hüzün, dor) and space.
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