2016 | 64 | 11: Anglica | 197-211
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Speech, writing and the body in Gabriel Josipovici’s Hotel Andromeda

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Mowa, pismo i ciało w powieści Gabriela Josipovici Hotel Andromeda
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The aim of this article is to study Gabriel Josipovici’s dialogue style in his latest fiction, Hotel Andromeda (2014), in order to prove that the dialogue form is used to problematize significant theoretical issues in his writing, namely the problem of speech, writing and the body. The fact that speech and writing are embedded in the text in exactly the same way is an interesting feature of Josipovici’s novel which, against the long philosophical tradition originating in Plato’s dialogues, implies the equality of both means of expression. It seems that the common denominator the author finds for both media is the body which he smuggles into literature through the extensive use of dialogue and the characters’ fascination with the materiality of the written word.
Celem artykułu jest analiza dialogowego stylu pisarstwa Gabriela Josipovici w jego najnowszej powieści Hotel Andromeda (2014), w celu udowodnienia, że użycie formy dialogowej ma za zadanie ujawnienie istotnych kwestii teoretycznych, takich jak relacja między mową, pismem i ciałem. Interesującym aspektem powieści Josipovici jest fakt, iż mowa i pismo (fragmenty pamiętnika) zostały wprowadzone do tekstu w sposób identyczny, implikując w ten sposób, wbrew wielowiekowej tradycji zapoczątkowanej przez Platona, równorzędność obu środków wyrazu. Wspólnym mianownikiem dla mowy i pisma w utworze Josipovici zdaje się być ciało, przemycane do literatury za pomocą dialogu oraz głębokiej fascynacji fizycznością pisanego słowa wśród bohaterów powieści.
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