Bruno zmierza nad morze. Wokół motywu morza i Księgi w twórczości Dawida Grosmana i Amira Gutfreunda

Title in English Bruno heads to the sea. The theme of the sea and the Book in the work of David Grossman and Amir Gutfreund


Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The article analyzes the motif of the sea in connection with the Schulzian topos of the Book in the work of two Israeli writers of the so-called second generation of survivors, namely in the novel See Under: Love by David Grossman and in the short story Trieste by Amir Gutfreund. The author bases her reflections on the sea on mythological symbols, Jungian archetypes and above all on studies by Gaston Bachelard on water, but also on linguistic connections to show the connotation of water, respectively sea with womanhood and motherhood. He distinguishes between feminine and maternal water in relation to the male characters of Grossman's novel, while also interpreting the Kabbalistic notion of majin nukvin, the lower waters of womanhood. Finally, the transient ritual of entering the sea in See Under: Love and in Trieste is subjected to a comparative analysis. She tries to answer the question in what relation is the motive of Bruno by the sea to the four words-keys of both authors: violence, love, language and memory.
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