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« / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi», 8, 2017, pp. 129-143

Dario Prola

University of Warsaw / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Raccontare per ricostruire. Su alcuni aspetti della recente prosa urbanistica polacca

Recount to rebuild: on some aspects of the recent Polish urban prose.

ABSTRACT. The article focuses on some aspects of city space in novels and tales of Polish writers (Huelle, Chwin, Kowalewski, Krajewski) debuting at the end of the 1980s. The works analyzed can be included in the typological category of so-called urban prose (proza urbanistyczna) since architectural background is strongly emphasized in their literary world in order to achieve maximum spatial realism through the detailed description of specific places. The article aims to define how the literary description of cities that have become part of the Polish state since World War II follows a broader project of historical-cultural roots and city genius reconstruction.

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