Na przekór przykazaniu: Nie będziesz naśladował… Proza Brunona Schulza i Zdzisława Beksińskiego
Against the Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Emulate… The Fiction of Bruno Schulz and Zdzisław Beksiński
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The paper is an attempt to analyze the literary relationship between Beksiński and Schulz. From spring 1963 till February 1964 the future painter Zdzisław Beksiński was trying to write fiction. At that time, he was writing short stories, fragments, and sketches, observing discipline which was supposed to help him become a writer. Suffering from the “anxiety of influence,” he made withering comments on the margins of manuscripts. One particular story by Beksiński, Mannequins [Manekiny], is a kind of ekphrasis referring to Schulz’s fiction. A struggle with Schulz’s style was one of the most intriguing episodes in Beksiński’s artistic biography.
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