Jaką poezję lubi Katarina Šalamun‑Biedrzycka? O antologiach: Srebro i mech / Mah in srebro oraz Dotyk ducha / Dotik duha
Author(s): Michał Kopczyk
What kind of poetry does Katarina Šalamun Biedrzycka care for? On anthologies: Silver and moss / Mah in srebro and Dotik duha / Touch of the spirit
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Šalamun-Biedrzycka; Touch of spirit; anthology; poetry
Summary/Abstract: The subject of the analysis performed in this paper are two anthologies of poetry compiled by the interpreter and literature researcher Katarina Šalamun-Biedrzycka. There are both bilingual – Polish‑ Slovenian. While the former (Silver and moss / Mah in silver) covers Slovenian poetry, the latter (Dotik Duha / Touched by the spirit) is comprised of the 20th-century Polish poetry. Through the selection of texts the author of the anthologies expressed her own vision of poetry understood as “a communication of consciousness”. Thus, she put herself in a polemical position against the canons of poetry embedded in Poland and Slovenia. The author of this paper highlights the similarities between the vision of literature articulated by Šalamun-Biedrzycka and the category of “wczucie” (empathy, German Einfühlung) as proposed by the German philosopher Edith Stein. Last but not least, he argues that the emphasized significance of literature as a medium of interpersonal closeness is an expression of universalistic consciousness of the author of the anthologies.
- Issue Year: 2012
- Issue No: 18
- Page Range: 237-253
- Page Count: 17
- Language: Polish