As we all know by now, the reception of Bruno Schulz’s work is a long story, vast in scope. 37 B. Schulz, Mityzacja rzeczywistości, in Opowiadania, p. famous essay Mityzacja rzeczywistosci [The Mythization of Reality], nMityzacja rzeczywistosci, in Bruno Schulz, Proza (Krakow: Wydawnictwo. Literackie. 2 “Poezja – to są krótkie spięcia sensu między słowami, raptowna regeneracja pierwot-nych mitów.” Schulz, Bruno: “Mityzacja rzeczywistości”. In: Schulz, B. and .
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Poetry re-cognizes the lost meanings, restores words to their proper place, and links them according to their ancient denotations. To name something means to include it in some universal meaning.
To name something means to include it in some universal meaning. The old cosmogonies expressed this in the maxim ‘in the beginning was the Word’. Poetry is the short-circuiting of meaning between words, the impetuous regeneration of primordial myth. The poet restores conductivity to words through new short-circuits, which arise out of their fusions. At bottom, both one and the other have the same aim.
The spirit’s first and foremost function is to tell stories and to make up ‘tales’. For that reason, every kind of poetry is an act of mythologization and tends to create myths about the world. Co nie ma sensunie jest dla nas rzeczywiste. Our most sober concepts and definitions are distant offshoots of myths and ancient stories.
The isolated, mosaic-type word is a later product, is the result of technique. In the hands of the poet, the word, as it were, comes to its senses about its essential meaning, it flourishes and develops spontaneously in keeping with its own laws, and regains its integrity.
Schulz, Bruno: Mityzacja rzeczywistości
The life of the word and its development have been set on new tracks, on the tracks of practical life, and subjected to new notions of correctness. Translated by John M. The page may have changed since mutyzacja time or the link to it may be broken.
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The life of the word resides in the fact that it tenses and strains to produce a thousand associations, like the quartered body of the snake of legend, whose separate pieces sought each other in the dark.
This is Info-Poland’s cache of http: The word in its colloquial, present-day meaning is now only a fragment, a rudiment of some former, bruon, integral mythology. The poet restores conductivity to words through new short-circuits, which arise out of their fusions.
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Philosophy is really philology, the creative exploration of the word. Nienazwane nie istnieje dla nas. Knowledge tends to the same inductively, methodically, taking the entire material of experience into account. It seeks this meaning on the heights and scaffolding of its artificial mounds. The image is also an offshoot of the original word, the word which was not yet a sign, but a myth, a story, or a meaning.
It is an absolute given. Poetry arrives at the meaning of the world anticipando, deductively, on the basis of great and daring short-cuts and approximations.
The thousandfold yet integral organism of the word was torn into individual phrases, into letters, into colloquial speech and in this new form, applied to practical needs, it has come down to us as an organ of understanding.
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But knowledge, too, is nothing more than the construction of myths about the world, since myth resides in its very foundations and we cannot escape beyond myth. Every fragment of reality lives due to the fact that it partakes of some sort of universal meaning.
But the elements which it uses in construction have been used once before, have come from forgotten and shattered ‘stories’.