Psychological approach to the novel Look at me, Klara
Aim. The nomination for important literary prizes is not only a source of pride for the
writer, but also a special encouragement for the readers to get acquainted with the book.
The author of the article, subject to this kind of persuasion, tries to get a thorough look at
the novel, especially in the psychological context.
Look at me, Klara is a novel about fears and obsessions as well as involvement in toxic
The concepts discussed. The author of the article interprets the psychological motifs in
the novel based on Antoni Kępiński’s concept of fear (1987) and John Bowlby’s theory of
Results and conclusions. The attitudes of the heroes of the novel can be identifi ed
in terms of their childhood experiences, which are unconscious reasons for current life
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