Festschrift für Professor Franciszek Grucza- Unter Mitarbeit von Ewa Bartoszewicz, Monika Płużyczka und Justyna Zając
Edited By Magdalena Olpinska-Szkielko, Sambor Grucza, Zofia Berdychowska and Jerzy Zmudzki
Travel journal – a particular literary genre. Anna Tylusinska-Kowalska
Travel journal – a particular literary genre Anna Tylusi�ska-Kowalska (Warszawa) 1. Travelling for knowledge and confrontation with the “other” “Making history, like traveling, is a kind of healthy alienation which forms the ob- servers, enhances the consciousness of persistence and difference. Even more, it allows coming back person to re-enter in the present. Oppressive at first for its fa- miliarity, with the look of a stranger. What was the vehicle of our perception at first, became an object thanks to the lens that refracted our opinions, a way by which it is maybe possible to achieve a certain level of integration, cohesion, and from which one can receive, to some extent comprehension, inaccessible to those who did not complete the journey” (Leed 1992: 35). Journey as a category of spirit as well as historic and existential event. Phe- nomenon that presents itself as particularly complex (Olivieri 1997). Reflecting upon journey as a categpry of spirit, Mario Olivieri finds it as “intimate and perma- nent man’s figure, ontological and anthropological considered, therefore it repre- sents and reacts psychosomatically to the expressions and to the substantial events according to cadence and constant forms, mixed in typical and culturally specific ways” (Olivieri 1997: 5) What would mean, generally speaking, that the desire to move is innate to man and it accompanies him for all his life. However the progress of civilization remodeled consciousness on those indi- viduals, who for centuries showed rashness and constancy, consciousness of abso- lute necessity to know the world....
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