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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This website is using cookies. When we employ commonplace words, we forget that they are fragments of ancient and eternal stories, that, like barbarians, we are building our homes out of fragments of sculptures and the statues of the gods. 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. In the hands of the poet, the word, as it were, comes to its senses rzeczywiwtoci its essential meaning, it flourishes and develops spontaneously in keeping with its own rzeczywistpci, and regains its integrity.
Speech is the metaphysical organ of man.
The old cosmogonies expressed this in the maxim ‘in the beginning was the Word’. The mythologization of the world has not yet ended. Poetry arrives at the meaning of the world anticipando, deductively, on the basis of great and daring short-cuts and approximations. But the reverse would be more accurate: But the elements which it uses in construction have been used once before, have come from forgotten and shattered ‘stories’.
Every fragment of reality lives due to the fact that it partakes of some sort of universal meaning.
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There is not even one of our ideas that is not derived from mythology, a mythology that has been transformed, mutilated, remoulded. 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. Our most sober concepts and definitions are distant offshoots of myths and ancient stories.
The Mythologization of Reality English The essence of reality is meaning. For that reason, every kind of poetry is an act of mythologization and tends to create myths about the world.
The unnamed does not exist for us. 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.
Knowledge tends to the same inductively, methodically, taking sdhulz entire material of experience into account. The spirit’s first and foremost function is to tell stories and to make up ‘tales’.
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It cannot be derived from other givens. The old cosmogonies expressed this in the maxim ‘in the beginning was the Word’. The original word was an hallucination circling the light of meaning, was the great universal totality. 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 us. The word in rzeczywstoci colloquial, present-day meaning is now only a fragment, a rudiment of some former, all-encompassing, integral mythology.
It’s the snapshot that we took of the page when we last activated our link to it. Our most sober concepts and definitions are distant offshoots of myths and ancient stories.
Schu,z 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 mityzacjw 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.
The driving rzeeczywistoci of human knowledge is the conviction that at the end of its investigations, it will discover the ultimate meaning of the world.
For that reason, it retains within it a tendency to grow again, to regenerate, to become complete in its full meaning.
It is an absolute given. 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. Philosophy is really philology, the creative exploration of the word. The process of making sense of the world is closely connected with the word.