Przyjechać do miasta Schulza, czyli o używaniu literatury jako przewodnika
To Come to Schulz’s Town, or on the Use of Literature as a Guidebook
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The various human and place relationships are manifested in literary texts, performative gestures and artistic visions, in cultural practices of traveling, experiencing and acquiring space. In the article on the example of the reception of the works by Bruno Schulz and contemporary tourism and reading practices caused by it are presented considerations about these relations, creating a connective tissue of ideas, expectations and beliefs, defining the ways of reading or traveling and the meaning that we attribute to them. The space of Drohobych (Schulz's hometown) have changed, devastated after the war and transformational transitions, however, remains the reference point for the movement of our imagination, for the revelation of our literal and metaphoric epiphanies, for establishing our personal topophilic relations. Schulz's texts direct our gaze, set the interpretative frame, stimulate of our senses, and activate our empathy. Drohobycz’s visit focused by Schulz’s texts can become a disappointment, but it can discover a different dimension of traveling and reading, discovering us to new existential experience, enabling the creation of “third spaces”.
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