Sienkiewicz's Bodies: Studies of Gender and Violence by Ryszard KoziolekSienkiewicz's Bodies: Studies of Gender and Violence by Ryszard Koziolek

Sienkiewicz's Bodies: Studies of Gender and Violence

byRyszard Koziolek

Hardcover | December 10, 2014

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Sienkiewicz’s Bodies focuses on the work of the most popular Polish writer from the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. It discusses the surprising success of Sienkiewicz’s writing in relation to the dissection of optimistic illusion that takes place during a reading of its cruel prose. Sienkiewicz is seen as something more than a juggler of genius in narrative prose. This conservative writer, like the modernists, knew that there was no longer any way to construct a representation of reality in a morally non-contradictory fictional discourse. The energy of his narratives and his linguistic drive disturb the order of narrative and expose the heteronomy of a superficially unified style, thus generating fissures, but never ruining the architecture of the text.
Ryszard Koziolek is a professor of literature at the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland). His interests include the history and theory of the novel, and the genealogy of modern Polish prose fiction. His books include: Zdobyc historie. Mimesis w Twarzy ksiezyca Teodora Parnickiego (1997); Ciala Sienkiewicza (2009); and Znakowanie...
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Title:Sienkiewicz's Bodies: Studies of Gender and ViolenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:December 10, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631627505

ISBN - 13:9783631627501

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Contents: Henryk Sienkiewicz – Fiction – Poland - late nineteenth century – Polish fiction – Trylogia – Quo vadis – Bodies – Narrative – Violence – Gender – Sex – Illness and death.