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Witczak P.

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UDC 821.161.1
Witczak P.
City of the dead and the dead city. The cemetery and the theme of death in prose by Michael Artsybashev

Abstract. In the art world of Artsybashev the theme of death is one of the key topics. For the writer its disclosure is related to the desacralization of cemetery as the boundary between the sacred and profane realms of space. In addition, in the writer's prose the locus “cemetery” removes the opposition of real and unreal. On the other hand - the necropolis features largely determine the face of a provincial town, described by Artsybashev. Thus, the poetics of the writer signalizes the totality of the locus of the cemetery, «crushes» sacrum and profanum, the real and the unreal, the living and the dead.

Key words: Michael P. Artsybashev, cemetery, death, sacrum, profanum.

Witczak Patrik,
University of Casimir the Great (Bydgoszcz, Poland),
e-mail: witczakptrk@wp.pl


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