Katia Vandenborre - Jacek Hugo-Bader in the footsteps of Ryszard Kapuściński and Svetlana Alexievitch in the former USSR (White Fever. From Moscow to Vladisvostok, 2009)

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Jacek Hugo-Bader in the footsteps of Ryszard Kapuściński and Svetlana Alexievitch in the former USSR (White Fever. From Moscow to Vladisvostok, 2009)

Authors: Katia Vandenborre

Of the four books which were written by Jacek Hugo‑Bader, three are held in Russia and in the territories of the former Soviet Union: In the Paradise Valley, Among the Weeds herbes [W rajskiej dolinie, wśród zielska, 2002], White Fever [Biała gorączka, 2009] and Kolyma Diaries [Dzienniki kołymskie, 2010]. This Russianness is the starting point of the present article which aims to place Hugo‑Bader’s literary personality in the Polish galaxy of travel writers. His interest for post‑Soviet space connects Hugo‑Bader with two writers who have distinguished themselves in this field: Svetlana Aleksievič and Ryszard Kapuściński. Considering the method, the collection of material, the relationship to witnesses, the vision of Russian power, the storytelling and the use of literature, the comparison will help to identify some of Hugo‑Bader’s most important specificities.


Volume: The Distant Voyages of Polish Writers (20th-21st centuries)
Section: The distant journeys of Polish writers (20th-21st centuries)
Published on: May 6, 2021
Submitted on: May 4, 2021
Keywords: Hugo-Bader,reportage,Russia,post-Soviet space,Alexievitch,Kapuściński,Hugo-Bader,reportage,Russie,espace post-soviétique,Alexievitch,Kapuscinski,[SHS.LITT]Humanities and Social Sciences/Literature


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