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2011 | 6 | 443-451
Article title

Między sacrum a profanum – Lamentnice Stanisława Grochowiaka

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Title variants
Between sacrum and profanum – The Wailing Women by Stanisław Grochowiak
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The Wailing Women by Stanisław Grochowiak is a unique collection of stories. Critics have accused the author of not avoiding blasphemy, even of falling into heresy. Taking into consideration two stories (The Wailing Women and The Commandant’s Wife), an attempt is made to prove that such understanding of Grochowiak is unjust to the author. The Wailing Women is not – as it would be said by Jan Lenart – an anti-Christian story. Pędziński’s opinion is more accurate because he sees in Grochowiak a seeking Christian. If characters in Grochowiak’s stories sin, their sins are ignorance and curiosity. They seek answers to questions regarding sacrum sphere from the profanum standpoint. Even if they are given answers, they are unable to comprehend them. Nonetheless they remain and still seek. The characters are not spared by fate and the author often leaves them at the crossroads, just before the soon-to-come disaster. There are numerous concealments, hidden symbols, pre-Christian deities, conversations with God, the Devil and Christ in Grochowiak’s stories. Yet, the stories are not blasphemous. They try to get some answers to questions such as ‘Where do we live?’ or ‘Why does our life look like this and not differently?’They are an attempt to understand God from the standpoint of man.
Year
Volume
6
Pages
443-451
Physical description
Contributors
  • Filologiczne Studium Doktoranckie Wydział Filologiczny Uniwersytet Gdański
References
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Document Type
Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
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