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Leśmian i magia zapachów
Leśmian and the magic of scents

Author(s): Magdalena Kokoszka
Subject(s): Poetry
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: scent; olfactory cognition; pre-language communication; Bolesław Leśmian

Summary/Abstract: The subject of interest of the author of the article is scent as a category present in Leśmian’s writings, in his essays, poetry and prose. Olfactory cognition, based on a primary, pre-language form of communication, undermines the status of speech not freed from tight bonds of logic and grammar, seems akin to Leśmian’s “song without words”. It also encourages attempts at restitution of an archaic worldview.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 277-278
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish