The subject of this article is Jerzy Limon’s novel Młot na poetów albo
Kronika ściętych głów, which examines the problem of producing knowledge
about the past. The novel presents the workshop of a historian (not
only a representative of an academic discipline but also a historian-amateur).
Limon uses historiographical metaphors (archive, museum, collection,
gallery of readymades) to describe the process of acquiring historical
sources and figures of rewriting history (montage, remix, puzzle, torn paper
collage) to describe the ways of utilizing these sources.