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W przestrzeni znaków i symboli – poezja Andrzeja Buszy
In the Space of Signs and Symbols

Author(s): Justyna Hanna Budzik
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego

Summary/Abstract: The essay is devoted to the creative activities of Andrzej Busza, one of the members of the London group “Kontynenty” (Continents). His Polish poetry from the 60s of the previous century and the one that originated in Canada were presented in the context of complex experience of an emigration poet. I paid utmost attention to the problems of settlement and alienation of the author living away from his homeland. The thoughts concerning the physical and symbolic space, in which Busza attempts to feel at home, occupy a significant place in here. They are accompanied by divagations on time and periodicity of events which human existence is filled with. Moving within the space of signs and symbols, the poet wishes to understand the essence of being as well as find their place in the world. Palimpsest and intertextual character of this lyric poetry allows to refer to various disciplines of art, and most of all to the European literature. That is why a number of references to Anglo-Saxon literature appear in this article.

  • Issue Year: 7/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-99
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish
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