Seemingly Inconsistent: “Growing Southern Plants the Michurin Method” by Weronika Murek and Five Spice Street by Can Xue

  • Katarzyna Sarek Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Faculty of Philology
Keywords: Can Xue, Weronika Murek, Chinese literature, Polish literature, world literature


The comparison of the works of the Chinese writer Can Xue and the Polish writer Weronika Murek allows us to notice the existing thematic and formal similarities between them. Despite the visible differences, the writers have many points in common—in their works both have given up the action line, unity of action and place, both reach for surrealism, absurdity, grotesque and paradox. The works of Can Xue and Murek prove the validity of the term world literature, which is sublimation of human spirit and in its deepest layer is common to all people, regardless of their origin, culture and language.


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