2010 | 14-15 | 177-200
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The oxymoron trap. From small stabilisation to vampire birth (about a The Man of Age by Ireneusz Irydyński)

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W pułapce Oksymoronu. Od małej stabilizacji do narodzin wampira (o Człowieku epoki Ireneusza Iredyńskiego)
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The Essay concentrates issues on two most famous novels. The Author compares novels, which have written by Tadeusz Konwicki and Ireneusz Iredyński. He makes an attention, because of temporary limit. Novels, from which came quotable parts has appeared exactly at the same time. In fact, that was in the autumn of 1971. The second reason, why author wanted to compare these novels, has shown that they have joint, which reader can called "oriented strand". The Borderline, which has connected these two novels was exceeded by one book review at the same time, when critics have written their first comments. Moreover, in both works - as the author has noticed - there is a vampire case, which searched away, but with Konwicki's novel, it is only a grotesque joke, such as starting narrative point , while the Iredyński - it takes on the important meaning and clue of all part the text, because the narrator, who was seeking the vampire, itself turn out in to a vampire. In this case, author makes question under discussion - So it is truly "vampire" is in Konwicki and Iredyński's works only "joke", "coincidence" or fictitious metaphor, which made by artists? The Author has assured, that it is possibility, that a first reflects may be an awareness of collective sphere, which is encouraged by the fact of some social and literary "idea". This analyze makes an attention, that Iredyński was introducing the vampire them away, uses the longstanding cultural mould. Then vampire is not used outright as a representation, because author The Man of Age used entire arsenal of cultural marks and signs. The Author has convinced, that this is helpful during the interpretation, because Iredyński refers to more delicate forms of dialogue, which are elaborated during by post or cabaret song or cabaret sketch. In the building agreement or connection with the recipient, Iredyński serves him specifically application forms of Esop's speech. The Last conclusion confirmed, Iredyński's work concerns on everything, what belong to this country, inclusive the cognitive distance against anti-Chinese propaganda of those years. Above all, author has assured - Iredyński wrote novel, which was full of politically reveal challenge and also a challenge of crossed the borderline at all.
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