"Historia literatury polskiej" pióra Czesława Miłosza
"Historia literatury polskiej" by Czesław Miłosz

Author(s): Magdalena Piotrowska-Grot
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: The author examines creative principles of writings on literary history by Czesław Miłosz. Historia literatury polskiej is a bridge between traditional thinking about history of literature and redefining this issue. His proposition mirrors the creator’s loose thinking about central and secondary issues and becomes in a way a post-modern textbook for foreigners. Miłosz’s method, also utilized in his books Mój wiek XX and Wyprawa w Dwudziestolecie is based on specific, individual solutions; however, in order to see them, one must analyze the writer’s historical and creative method – suspending the discourse between literacy and orality. The history of literature described by Miłosz is clearly not a finite, complete synthesis, but rather – as H.R. Jauss put it – a provocation towards further research.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1+2 (5)
  • Page Range: 125-140
  • Page Count: 16