Muzyczna nowoczesność. O Pamiętniku Tadeusza Jaroszyńskiego
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The article is devoted to analyzing the vision of Modernity and modern life in Tadeusz Jaroszyński’s short story The Gramophone. The fear of gramophone is an obsession of the main character of the text; it also serves as a pretext to show the 19th century insanity of visuality and sensuality as well. I tried to show that man living in an early Modernity is lost in abudance of sensual impressions which are connected with the big city existence. As Jaroszyński shows, writing a diary is the only way to rescue the humanity of the main character — but it cannot stop him from suicide. Modernity in The Gramophone is showed as a unstopable hostile process which destroys human being.