Literackie obrachunki z dzieciństwem na zesłaniu w Związku Sowieckim. Wstępne rozpoznanie
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The article discusses autobiographical prose of the writers of the war generation, devoted to the problems of deportation into the interior of the Soviet Union during World War II. The considerations include the works published in Poland after 1989: Andrzej Turczyński’s Chłopiec na czerwonym koniu (1991), Piotr Bednarski’s Błękitne śniegi (1996), Andrzej Czcibor-Piotrowski’s Rzeczy nienasycone (1999), Zbigniew Domino’s Syberiada polska (2001) and Tajga. Tamtego lata w Kajenie (2007). The carried out analysis of the literary texts provides the grounds for justification of the thesis that the writers broke with the earlier existing conventions of war writing, referring to the close to the child’s imagination poetics of fairy-tale, parable, dream, mythologisation of reality, and that while showing exiled childhood in the Soviet Union they used very specific topoi (the image of parents, mainly of the mother, the motif of friendship and peer groups, as well as of adventure and initiation).