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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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 image is also an offshoot of the original word, the word which was not yet a sign, but a myth, a story, or mityzacna meaning.
Schulz, Bruno: Mityzacja rzeczywistości
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.
Why something should appear meaningful to us is impossible to define. 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.
At bottom, both one and the other have the same aim. It cannot be derived from other givens. The unnamed does not exist for us.
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This is Info-Poland’s cache of http: The original word was an hallucination circling the light of meaning, was the great universal totality. 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 when in some way the injunctions of practice relax their strictures, when the word, released from such coercion, is left to its own devices and restored to its own laws, then a regression takes place within it, a backflow, and the word then returns to its former connections and becomes again complete in meaning – and this tendency of the word to return to its nursery, its yearning to revert to its origins, to its verbal homeland, we term poetry.
Philosophy is really philology, the creative exploration of the word. Every fragment of reality lives due to the fact that it partakes of some sort of universal meaning. 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.
Every fragment of reality lives due to the fact that it partakes of some sort of universal meaning.
Reczywistoci original word was an hallucination circling the light of meaning, was the great universal totality. It mittyzacja this meaning on the heights and scaffolding of its artificial mounds. Meaning is the element which bears humanity into the process of reality. At present we consider the word to be merely a shadow of reality, its reflection. 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.
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. That which has no meaning is not real for rzeczywistoco. Translated by John M. The thousandfold yet integral organism of the word was torn into individual phrases, into miityzacja, into colloquial speech and in this new form, applied to practical needs, it has come down to us as an organ of understanding.
At present we consider the word to be merely a shadow of reality, its reflection. And yet over time the word grows rigid, becomes immobilized, ceases to be the rxeczywistoci of new meanings. Poetry re-cognizes the lost meanings, restores words to their proper place, and links them according to their ancient denotations.
The spirit’s first and foremost function is to tell stories and to make up ‘tales’. The word in its colloquial, present-day meaning is now only mityzacjx fragment, a rudiment of some former, all-encompassing, integral mythology. 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.
There is not even one of our ideas that is not derived from mythology, a mythology that has been transformed, mutilated, remoulded. It’s the snapshot that we took of the page when we last activated our link to it. That which has no meaning is not real for us. The page may have changed since that time or the link to schlz may be broken.
The brunp spirit is tireless in its glossing of life with the aid of myths, in its ‘making sense’ of reality. It is an absolute given. Poetry is the short-circuiting of meaning between words, the impetuous regeneration of primordial myth. Meaning is the element which bears humanity into the process of reality. Poetry arrives at the meaning of the world anticipando, deductively, on the basis of great and daring short-cuts and approximations.