A Child’s Perspective in Polish Documentary and Autobiographical Literature
More all less half way through his diary, on June 26, 1942 Janusz Korczak makes note of a difficulty well-known to many readers of literature in the form of personal documents:
I read it. Understood it with difficulty. And the reader? No wonder that the diary is incomprehensible for the reader. Is it possible in fact to understand someone’s recollections, a stranger’s life?
It would appear that I should know without problems what I write. Indeed! Is it possible to understand one’s own recollections?1
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