Różnorodność sensualnego doświadczania świata na przykładzie opowiadań Aleksandra Kuprina
Diverse ways of sensing the world on the basis of Alexandr Kuprin’s short stories
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Alexandr Kuprin was gifted with an unusual sense of sight and hearing; and what was stressed by his contemporary writers, an acute sense of smell. It comes as no surprise that the process of conceiving the world in asensory way is an integral part of his literary output. All senses tangled together in various configurations and playing different roles (i.e. smells and sounds evoke images from the past) were presented in his short stories. Still, the sense of smell is the most predominant. Kuprin touches the issue of the interdependence of sensory experiences and emotional states (joy, sadness, longing, fear, anger) and melds them with ponderings about evanescence, ontologic-al loneliness of the man, summing up life or searching for its meaning.
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