«pl.it / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi», 11, 2020, pp. 135-153

Piotr Sobolczyk

Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AAAmeryka with an even more capital A. Białoszewski’s two accounts on America

ABSTRACT. The article compares two versions of Miron Białoszewski’s American journal. The first one is censored, literarily elaborated and published officially in communist times, albeit posthumously. The other is a crude piece from Białoszewski’s Secret Diary. Both versions are analysed as attempts to come out in literature. In his American journal written in 1982, Białoszewski searched for a “third way” between communism and the Solidarity movement – namely, in the (homo)sexual liberation which he found in porn cinemas, darkrooms, and sex shops.

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