Domy złe. Motyw upiornego miejsca w opowiadaniach Stefana Grabińskiego
Evil houses. A motif of spooky places in the Stefan Grabinski's short novels
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The following essay is dedicated to a particular way of the creation of space and places by Grabinski in his novels. These spaces can be both analysed as an action scenes and as an important part of the story building up the overall horror atmosphere. An aptly constructed space can evoke the impression of fear and danger. Together with other irrational incidents in the storis, space co-creates the very atmosphere in the novels by Stefan Grabinski. It must not, however, be forgotten that this space can as well be fully meaningful by itself. The evil houses play a particular horror-bearing role in the Grabinski's literary creations. It is said that such literary figures represent a hidden core of the human nature, as if they were two emmanations of the personality's structure combining both the waking life and the sphere of dreaming. Space so originally thought by Grabinski is a means to their symbolic presentations as weird, unconscious yet always active reality.
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