Melancholijne pejzaże Śląska
MELANCHOLY LANDSCAPES OF SILESIA
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The analysis juxtaposes Fotografie ze Śląska by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz with Andrzej Stasiuk's brief literary sketch I tak to się kiedyś wszystko skończy. By comparing such dissimilar texts, the author draws attention to the modes of representing industrial and postindustrial space when seen from a certain distance by writers who are unconnected to the region described. Comparative analysis reveals, however, not only differences but also surprising similarities. The texts interpreted share the conviction of a particular "photogenity" and melancholy of Silesian landscapes.
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