«pl.it / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi», 8, 2017, pp. 114-128

Viviana Nosilia

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Il gioco con la convenzione della fiaba e della letteratura per l’infanzia in Zwierzoczłekoupiór di Tadeusz Konwicki

Playing with the Convention of Fairy Tales and Children’s Literature: Tadeusz Konwicki’s The Anthropos-Spectre‑Beast

ABSTRACT. The article analyses how the author exploits mockery on the convention of fairy tales and children’s literature in the narrative thread set in the Green Valley. This storyline resembles a fairy tale, but its characters are a grotesque parody of the figures usually present in tales, intended both as folkloric narration and as a genre of children’s literature. Other elements of Polish Borderland folklore are strewn everywhere in the Valley. All fairy-tale elements are shown in a slanted or degraded form. The blend of fantasy and Borderland scenery places this territory on the same ontological level as the marvellous.

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