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Author(s): Joanna Orska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Polish Literature (20 c.); Stanisław Brzozowski; Cezary Michalski; Sławomir Sierakowski; Editorship; Contemporary Polish Politics.

Summary/Abstract: Review of: Stanisław Brzozowski, Głosy wśród nocy [‘Voices Amidst the Night’], Wydawnictwo Krytyki Politycznej [Political Critique periodical’s publishing house], Warszawa, 2007, p. 318 The author raises numerous objections regarding the form of publication and editorial elaboration of the book by Brzozowski, first published in 1913. She is also concerned about attempts at instrumentalising the discourse proposed by Brzozowski in politics or journalism, referred to as the ‘fifth authority’ – and this not for the reason that in such a perspective, ethical attitudes get almost instantaneously devaluated. The author deems it interesting and significant of our time that the soul of our great critic is univocally demanded, this time, by the new left and neoconservatives. The proposal to read the Brzozowski legacy anew, presented by Cezary Michalski and Sławomir Sierakowski, the authors of introductions to individual texts, seems to Mr. Orska a rather morally ambiguous attempt at saddling the ‘skeleton of Brzozowski’ in its march through the history of Polish intelligentsia, in order to check how far one can possibly get when mounted on it.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 111-120
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish