Literature of absence and the experience of evil ("Container" by Marek Bieńczyk, "Is not" by Mariusz Szczygieł, and "Things I didn't throw out" by Marcin Wicha)

Maciej Michalski


The article discusses the way in which literature can address evil, understood as the experience of absence and loss. The problem concerns artistic writing in general, as was stressed by Maurice Blanchot; but it also appears particularly in a collection of texts about absence, such as Container by Marek Bieńczyk, Is Not by Mariusz Szczygieł, and Things I Didn’t Throw Out by Marcin Wicha. At the same time, they are an attempt to fill the void through literary restitution of that which is lost.
Author Maciej Michalski (FL/PPP)
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- Institute of Polish Philology
Journal seriesEstetyka i Krytyka, ISSN 1643-1243, e-ISSN 2353-723X, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2020
No56 (1)
Publication size in sheets0.80
Keywords in Englishliterature, evil, loss, absence, Marek Bieńczyk, Mariusz Szczygieł, Marcin Wicha
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Bez Utworów Zależnych (CC-BY-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 06-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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