A b s t r a k t
The article is an attempt to analyse the process of textual creation in Zygmunt Haupt’s short story Entropia. To that end, brouillons in the archives of Stanford University special collections, containing consecutive versions of the work have been consulted. The analytical background applied here relies on observations of scholars who emphasise the complexity of literary techniques applied by the author of Lutnia, whose focus was to try and demonstrate the complicated status of the lyrical I in the modern world. The present author tries to demonstrate that Haupt’s brouillons are an integral, living part of his writing, in which the fight for demonstrating newly discovered values emerging from the relationship between man and place is never complete.