Poetry of mindfulness — Czesław Miłosz and haiku Cover Image

Poezja uważności — Czesław Miłosz i haiku
Poetry of mindfulness — Czesław Miłosz and haiku

Author(s): Beata Śniecikowska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe
Keywords: Czesław Miłosz; haiku; sensuality; translation; imaging

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a multifaceted analysis of the underresearched complex relations of the works by Czesław Miłosz and the poetics and philosophical ‘legacy’ of haiku. Firstly, the author examines the haiku-like texts by Miłosz, focusing on sensual imagery employed by classical haijins and the Polish poet. The next section is devoted to re-interpretation of the metaliterary aspects of Miłosz’s texts concerning Far Eastern patterns of poetry. The final part deals with his translations of classical and contemporary haikus, confronting the work of Miłosz with the attempts of other translators and with original texts. The comparative analyses lead to a revision of the common opinions on Miłosz’s translations.

  • Issue Year: 57/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 9-26
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish