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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That which has no meaning is not real for us.

And yet over time the word grows rigid, becomes immobilized, ceases to be the conductor of new meanings. The life of the word resides in the fact that it tenses and strains mmityzacja produce a thousand associations, like the quartered body of the snake of legend, whose separate pieces sought rzeczywistocci other in the dark.

Why something should appear meaningful to us is impossible to define. The mythologization of the world has not yet ended. 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. 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.

The human spirit is tireless in its glossing brun life with the aid of myths, in its ‘making sense’ of reality.

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Bruno Schulz

The isolated, mosaic-type word is a later product, schklz the result of technique. The essence of reality is meaning. The process has merely been restrained by the development of knowledge, has been pushed into a side channel, where it lives without understanding its true meaning.

But the elements which it uses in construction have been used once before, have come from forgotten and shattered ‘stories’. And yet over time the word grows rigid, becomes immobilized, ceases to be the conductor of new meanings.

The isolated, mosaic-type word is a later product, is the result of technique. It is an absolute given.

The process has merely been restrained by the development of knowledge, has been pushed into a side channel, where it lives without understanding its true meaning. At bottom, both one and the other have the same aim. The driving force of human knowledge is the conviction that at the end of its investigations, it will discover the ultimate meaning of the world. Our most sober concepts and definitions are distant offshoots of myths and ancient stories.

The driving force of human knowledge is the conviction that at the end of its investigations, it will discover the ultimate meaning of the world.

The poet restores conductivity to words through new short-circuits, which arise out of their schuz. Poetry arrives at the meaning of the world anticipando, deductively, on the basis of great and daring short-cuts and approximations.

The original word was an hallucination circling the light of meaning, was the great universal rzeczydistoci. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

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For that reason, every kind of poetry is an act of mythologization and tends to create myths about the world.

When we employ commonplace words, we forget that they are fragments of ancient and eternal rzfczywistoci, that, like barbarians, we are building our homes out of fragments of sculptures and the statues of the gods. This website is using cookies. The word itself, left to its own devices, gravitates towards meaning. Philosophy is really philology, the creative exploration of the word. For that reason, every kind of poetry is an act of mythologization and mityzacjq to create myths about the world.

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For that reason, it retains within it a tendency to grow again, to regenerate, to become complete rzeczyeistoci its full meaning. At bottom, both one and the other have the same aim. Every fragment of reality lives due to the fact that it partakes of some sort of universal meaning. For that reason, it retains within it a tendency to grow again, to regenerate, to become complete in its full meaning.

Poetry re-cognizes the lost meanings, restores words to their proper place, and links them according to their ancient denotations.