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Paweł Paszek

The Absence as a Source of Writing. Leo Lipski's Niespokojni

     The article includes the analysis of Leo Lipski's work called Niespokojni which was published in 1998, after Lipski's death. This novel is actually a type of literary work that can be termed work in progress (well-known model of modernist literary work). Lipski wrote this novel through all his life and probably did not finish it. We can also say that Niespokojni is a form of open work (furthermore the textual form of Niespokojni is a cross-border form and is a something in between poetry and prose) - this type of literary work allows for many modes and ways of thinking about literary subject's issues, also problems of literary experience etc. and it proffers a many possible readings and interpretations of course. As for the thematic issues for this novel we can say that the Niespokojni address mainly the following problems lost and absence, memory and cognitional initiation. The main aim of article is an attempt to describe Lipski's novel as a work that has its source in the experience of absence and trauma, an incomprehensible wound as much internal as the bodily, as real as fictional.

 

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