Maps of Sienkiewicz

Ireneusz Gielata

(Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach)
E-mail: ireneusz1[at]
ORCID: 0000-0002-1097-9107
DOI: 10.31261/FLPI.2022.04.04
„Fabrica Litterarum Polono-Italica” 2022, nr 1

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The article is devoted to the Italian travels of Henryk Sienkiewicz. The perspective of the time-honored “Grand Tour” is replaced here by a maladic experience. The death of his wife, who died of tuberculosis, orphaned two children, condemned Sienkiewicz to a life of constant tension, in some state of feverish anxiety. And it is the record of this anxiety, fear, „fever” that constitutes a text trace, a cartographic record “mapping” the experience of disintegration.