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Haiku po polsku. Stereotypy – wizualizacje – polemiki
Haiku in Polish. Stereotypes – Visualisations – Polemics

Author(s): Beata Śniecikowska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: haiku; polemical haiku'; genre-oriented haiku; quasi-haiku; Stanisław Grochowiak's Haiku images; Dariusz Brzóska Brzoskiewicz's Haiku

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses some of the functional aspects of haiku in Polish literature and in Polish critical awareness. The author delineates most important determinants of this literary form, paying special attention to the problems connected with visualizations (uses here cognitive categories and refers to Ezra Pound’s imagism). Śniecikowska questions the stereotypes of haiku perception that function in Polish; she distinguishes between three large groups of Polish texts inspired by oriental genre: “polemical haiku”, “genre-oriented” haiku, and “quasi-haiku”. The perspective of picture schemata allows for a detailed description and a comparison of two utmost different forms of haiku in Polish literature – the last Stanisław Grochowiak’s "Haiku images" collection, and Dariusz “Brzóska” Brzoskiewicz’s ones (volume "Haiku" or "Haiku “Brzóski”" published in “Przekrój”).

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 155-183
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Polish