Przejaskrawiony biografizm czy ukryta prawda? Echa przeżyć autora w powieściach Bolesława Prusa ("Dusze w niewoli", "Lalka", "Dzieci")
Exaggerated Biographism or Hidden Truth? Author’s Experience Echoes in "Dusze w niewoli", "The Doll' and "Dzieci" by Bolesław Prus
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Commonly known is case of dispute Prus with students who were not able to accept, as expressed by him in “Nowiny”, criticism of their behaviour on Włodzimierz Spasowicz lecture about Wincenty Pol and they reacted in physical attack on the writer (March 26, 1878). These events took place at a time when Prus was collecting materials for "The Doll". If you look at similar events, full of emotions and perhaps too exaggerated by both sides, in retrospect, you can then find some interesting evidence, as sometimes very complex is human memory that stores, as it were “pickled” in the consciousness (and unconscious) human experience, especially traumatic, which one would like to, but still can not forget. Suffered pains affects an act of artistic creation (sometimes fairly significantly), and co–create it. In the autumn of his life, for example, the author of "The Doll" had health problems, like the heroes of his latest novel, "Dzieci' (published in book form in 1909), subjected to treatment, been taking various medications. How many heroes of books by Prus wear glasses or participates in a duel, which brings to mind episodes from the life of a writer? The novel can become a kind of projection of the author’s personal experiences, the sum of all fears and often painful experiences. You can find in it artistically veiled and processed threads from his biography.
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