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Zdziwienia Henryka Markiewicza
Henryk Markiewicz’s Marvellings

Author(s): Maciej Urbanowski
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: Markiewicz Henryk; literary criticism; literary theory; polemic; Irzykowski Karol

Summary/Abstract: The review discusses Henryk Markiewicz column Moje zdziwienia [My Marvellings] run in “Wielogłos” since 2008. Markiewicz commented on current events at the academia and literary criticism. This column was an outstanding example of Markiewicz’s knowledge and critical and analytical abilities. In Moje zdziwienia he fought against academic incompetence, obscurity, ignorance, irresponsibility and opportunism. He was an excellent polemist. His column also proved Markiewicz’s sense of humor and literary skills. As Maciej Urbanowski suggests Markiewicz’s activity resembled in some ways that of Karol Irzykowski, one of the most independent Polish literary critics in 20th century.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 41-46
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish