"Trochę dzika..." Granice i przekroczenia Marii Konopnickiej
"A little wild boar..." Limits and exceeded of Maria Konopnicka

Author(s): Jarosław Ławski
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Nauk o Kulturze i Studiów Interdyscyplinarnych - Wydział Filologiczny - Uniwersytet Śląski
Keywords: literature; poetry; diary; subjectivity; consciousness; literary experience

Summary/Abstract: In this project, Ławski's essay stay in the constant dialogue with one of the infrequent reading polish poet. This reflection it is not only about Maria Konopnicka's creativity, it is about a wide aspect of wildness. The Author has convinced, that we can identify this poetry and also polish poet with one word - 'wild'. From the First volume, Ławski explains, that we can use only this term, if we would like to describe the identity of Maria Konopnicka and especially her poetry. As the Author shows this writing - it may be determined only by such personality, which shall in any act of reception around the world and in the same launches authority of the representation, so called: 'imagination'. The wildness is more than just impulsiveness, it creates a special type of seclusion and some kind of disclose. Above all, the wildness in Konopnicka's poetry looks as the exclusivity, which wants to say : "I" at each step. That is the reason why the imagination makes her a great writer. The Author confirms, that Wild Konopnicka means not 'wild' in the basic sense, 'wild' means here - that she is a wild boar, uncontrollable, where she puts her authority of imagination in different ways. In the second volume, the Author has proved, that Konopnicka shall carry out a gesture clerical, which perfectly knew such a great mentor of imagination - as Juliusz Słowacki - he was disappointed of size Egyptian pyramids, which he described in the well known poem "Kordian", but already deprived gigantism of the splendor and especially extraordinariness, where eye as master games becomes face to face with the imaginary object. Ławski has convinced - this phenomenon makes, that Konopnicka does not stand as a wild boar, but she is a wild boar; which means - she presents superbly nature imagination. Thorough this imagination, in her life and work, she exceeded more borders, than anyone, which should be unbelievable fact for contemporary literature historians. Above all, she was not only exceed the limits, but she demarcated the limits. Main conclusion stands in the area of reflection about borders and their perception in this kind of creation. The Author makes an attempt and defines the border as - limit borders, where beyond word record of the 'nothingness', consciousness cannot move forward; what remains - we can called as silence, apophasis or (...) wordiness.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 14-15
  • Page Range: 131-162
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Polish