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Spotkania (o pisarstwie Wojciecha Kudyby)
Meetings (the writings of Adalbert Kudyby)

Author(s): Wojciech Ligęza
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego

Summary/Abstract: In the sketch Spotkania, two fields of Wojciech Kudyba’s writing are presented: a critical reflection on the literature and original poetry are connected with each other by topics, philosophical ideas, axiology and language. In the book Rana, która przyzywa Boga…, the discussion by a literature expert is focused on such problems as search for the sacred in the poetry by J. S. Pasierb, passing on of spiritual values, tragic and melancholy of “difficult faith”. On the other hand, in the collection of interpretation essays Wiersze wobec Innego, on the example of works by Polish poets of different generations, Kudyba shows the multiplicity of realizations of the subject of an encounter with otherness – tamed, subject to attempts to understand. The category of “Otherness” refers to a hidden God, but also to another human, in various personal creations and social roles. Poetic works of Wojciech Kudyba correspond to his literary essays. The poet associates the sensitivity to nature and landscape studies with reading of the signs of transcendence. In Kudyba’s poems, traces of the supernatural order are revealed in the real topography, a traveller in the real space simultaneously travels on the roads of spiritual experience. In this poetry, an important role is played by the symbolism of fire, home, city, road. An original artistic solution in this case is combination of the tradition of Polish folklore with religious meditation. It is worth paying attention to incantations and adorations, to the rhythm which, in Kudyba’s poetical works, indirectly expresses the joyful faith and passes on the belief about purposeful arrangement of the world.

  • Issue Year: 8/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 135-151
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish