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Tajemnice tożsamości: o prozie Michała Moszkowicza /Secrets of identity: about Michał Moszkowicz's novels
Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
2013 (Polish)In: Między językami, kulturami, literaturami/: Polska literatura (e)migracyjna w Berlinie i Sztokholmie po roku 1981 /Between Languages, Cultures, Literatures: Polish (E)migration Literature in Berlin and Stockholm after 1981 / [ed] Ewa Teodorowicz-Hellman, Janina Gesche, Stockholm: Slaviska institutionen, Stockholms universitet , 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The article discusses the work of the émigré writer Michał Moszkowicz. After a brief presentation of his biografy  and an analysis of his key novels, the author of the article concludes that - contrary to popular opinion expressed by reviewers - the most important issu in this prose is not multiculturalism, not the transcending of language barriers, or the attempt to understand Otherness (with the writer's biografy suggests). Moszkowicz's novels are, however, - as evidenced by the article - very Polish, arch-Polisch. This is not only because Moszkowicz writes in Polish and refers to the tradition of Polish literature but also because he fights with Polishness. Polishness which irritates him, which sometimes hurts, but which is always very important to him. The most important issue in Moszkowicz's novels is not the matter of the social, cultural, or national affiliation of his hero but an analysis of the transformation of his individual identity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Slaviska institutionen, Stockholms universitet , 2013.
Series
, Stockholm Slavic Papers, ISSN 0347-7002 ; 22
Keyword [sv]
polsk litteratur i exil, polska exilförfattare i Stockholm och Berlin, identitet, exil
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21418ISBN: 978-91-87290-89-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-21418DiVA: diva2:688412
Projects
Den polska kulturella identitetens paradoxer.
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 3004003
Available from: 2014-01-16 Created: 2014-01-16 Last updated: 2015-01-02Bibliographically approved

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