Autogynography is a type of writing that reveals the sex of the author and her way of perceiving the world as the narrative is shaped primarily by her own experiences. On the one hand, when reading the memoirs of J. Olczak-Ronikier (Back then. About post-war Krakow, 2015) we are being told the history of the Mortkowicz family as the book sketches portraits of the residents of 22Krupnicza Street in Krakow in the post-war years (1945-1949); on the other hand, it recreates the living memory conveyed from generation to generation in the author’s family. The narrative intertwines the history of the Mortkowicz family with information about art, culture and human attitudes in the trying post-war times.The work is dominated by the concept of cultural memory, supported by technique of feature and autogynographic character.
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