Show Less
Restricted access

Literariness

Models, gradations, experiments

Series:

Edward Balcerzan

The deepest crises cannot destroy the universal model of literariness. It maintains its appeal for participants in literary communication as a «contradictory» model. This thought recurs in many epochs. Literariness involves suspending the formal or logical norms of contradiction ( lex contraditionis). In everyday speech, it is not permissible for «A» to simultaneously be «not-A»; in literary structures this is the norm. This is both in the ideas, and in the tensions between the artificiality and naturalness of speech, the structure and the chaos of the plot, experimentation and revitalization of tradition, objective observation and a biased vision of the world, its visibility and invisibility, expressibility and inexpressibility, and a realistic and an imaginative focus. Executions of this model are gradative.
Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Copyright

Extract

Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de.

This publication was financially supported by the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. This translation has been funded by the Foundation for Polish Science.



Cover illustration courtesy of Benjamin Ben Chaim

ISSN 2195-1195 ISBN 978-3-631-64737-0 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-04381-5 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04381-5 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2016 All rights reserved. PL Academic Research is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.