Виткевич и Достоевский: вариации на тему телесности в романе Ненасытность

  1. Stefano Aloe


Witkiewicz and Dostoevsky: variations on corporeal themes in the novel Insatiability


The article analyses some of the points of comparison between Dostoevsky’s novels Crime and Punishment and The Idiot, and Witkacy’s Insatiability, where we can find many allusions to Russian literature in general and to Dostoevsky’s work in particular. In both authors’ work the main ideas are presented “physically,“ as “embodied” into maniacal, suffering beings, from which arises the sensation of a “metaphisical erotism,“ of a corporeality of ideas. At the same time, purposes and solutions of the two novelists are resolutely different; in some cases we can observe in Witkiewicz’s heroe Genezyp an element of parody of Raskol’nikov’s and Myškin’s actions.



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Slavica Wratislaviensia

153, 2011

Pages from 261 to 269

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