Przekraczanie granic w dyskursie publicystycznym Bolesława Prusa
Crossing the Borders in the Journalistic Discourse of Bolesław Prus
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Bolesław Prus had been writing "Kroniki" to many Warsaw newspapers for 37 years. In the paper fragments of texts published in “Kurier Warszawski” in 1879 (it is the time of a novel "The Doll"setting) were selected and interpreted. The text shows the writer’s — a journalist’s and a keen observer’s — thoughts on the social situation of the inhabitants of Warsaw: their interests, behaviours, daily problems, and everyday matters. The interventionist nature of Prus’s journalism demonstrates the increasing role of the press in presenting sensitive issues, which has long remained a taboo in Polish literature. The comments placed in "Kroniki" on the work of journalists and writers lead to the conclusion that Prus–the editor lives an everyday life of Warsaw, marvels at her or criticises her sharply; as the author of a realist novel, he uses current events to illustrate processes that express his concern.
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