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Space and memory in the novel Hanemann by Stefan Chwin


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Timko, Antonio. (2018). Space and memory in the novel Hanemann by Stefan Chwin. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of West Slavic Languages and Literature. [mentor Kozina, Filip].

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This paper analyses the theme of space and memory in the novel Hanneman by Stefan Chwin. Stefan Chwin is a Polish writer, a native of Gdansk, whose novels are closely related to his hometown. Chwin in Hanneman demonstrates the transformation of the Danzig town into Gdansk after the persecution of the Germans and the arrival of the Russians in Gdansk in 1945 through the personal memory of the main character. The paper analyses the history of Polish-German relations and the political and cultural context of the novel. The rich history of both nations was of great importance for the development of Poland. This paper explores a thousand years of common history and the territorial and social changes that followed. Through the theories of humanistic geography, we explore the active role of space in shaping the social life, the relationship between people and places, and the "sense of place" that was introduced by a Chinese-American geographer Yi-Fu Tuan. The space and objects of Gdansk were analysed as a part of the culture of memory. The main interest in this work are the consequences of the Second World War that marked the dramatic moments of the Polish nation, the transformation of the city of Gdansk, and the main character Hanneman.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stefan Chwin, analyses, Polish literature, space, memory
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > West Slavic languages and literatures - Polish
Departments: Department of West Slavic Languages and Literature
Supervisor: Kozina, Filip
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 07:56
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 07:56

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