Philological Studies

at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce

ISSN 2300-5459 e-ISSN 2450-0380



Author Ewa Bartos
Title Freedom and/or anxiety. About “Zwierzoczłekoupiór” Tadeusz Konwicki
Keywords Tadeusz Konwicki, anxiety, censorship, literature for children and youth, death
Pages 9-27
Full text
Volume 33


In 1969, Tadeusz Konwicki published Zwierzoczłekoupiór. The novel due to censorship was addressed to children and a mature reader. The censor wanted to make a political and social contexts less visible in the novel. It happened differently though, the book gained universality outside the political sphere. Author interprets the novel by analyzing the figure of anxiety embedded in it, which becomes a force that deprives man of freedom and thus gains the greatest power over him.