Paula Wełyczko | Wrocław
Symposium with Malinowski and Witkacy. Understatement and passion in anthropology An article Symposium with Malinowski and Witkacy. Understatement and passion in anthropology considers the multidimensional relations between Bronisław Malinowski and Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz. With the help from the philosophers speeches of Plato’s Symposium, writer is striving to explain observationes and comments pointed by the Malinowski’s biographers, about his friendship with an artist – Witkacy. Using fragments of autobiographical books like Dziennik w ścisłym znaczeniu tego wyrazu, 622 Upadki Bunga czyli Demoniczna Kobieta, and letters of Stanisław Ignacy, Witkiewicz author is trying to recognise nature of the Eros involved.
Keywords: philosophy, biography, erotism, Eros, Bronisław Malinowski, Plato, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, feelings, emotions, anthropology, friendship