Selim Chazbijewicz as a Polish-Tatar Poet   Cover Image

Selim Chazbijewicz jako poeta polsko-tatarski
Selim Chazbijewicz as a Polish-Tatar Poet

Author(s): Grzegorz Czerwiński
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Selim Chazbijewicz; Celaleddin Rumi; Omar Chajjam

Summary/Abstract: The present article is the first attempt at a complete analysis of the literary creativity of Selim Chazbijewicz, a Polish-Tatar poet. The main aim of the article is to give some details of the author’s artistic figure and to point at the most important themes and motives of his creativity as well as to suggest the interpretative contexts in which Chazbijewicz’s lyrical pieces could be analysed. Characteristic of the poet is philosophical lyric rooted in a spirit of phenomenology and existentialism. The Tatar writer is fascinated by the mingling of Western and Eastern cultures, Muslim mysticism (sufism) and gnosis. He searches for inspiration in the aesthetics of Western romanticism as well as in Tadeusz Miciński’s achievements and poets of the Orient (Celaleddin Rumi and Omar Chajjam). An important determinant of Chazbijewicz’s literary quests is also Jungian conception of personality development and shamanic individualisation.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 117-136
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish