This essay presents an analysis of Olga Tokarczuk’s Dom dzienny, dom nocny [House of day, house of night, 1998], a book significant for the consideration of her artistic choices. This novel was a turning point in Tokarczuk’s career: it can be perceived as her first attempt at creating a distinct narrator who tries to understand problems of the contemporary world. In the novel, Tokarczuk completes the task she set for herself by creating literary images of heterotopic places and spaces, which have been affected by erosion, disintegration, and the death of space. The transformation, as an essential form of existence, is confronted with a set model of social roles and interpersonal behavior.

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