“Late grandson”, “worder”, successor Cover Image

„Późny wnuk”, słowiarz, sukcesor
“Late grandson”, “worder”, successor

Author(s): Karol Samsel
Subject(s): Review
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: Julian Przyboś; Cyprian Norwid; theory of reading; anxiety of influence; mimetism

Summary/Abstract: The study is a “multiple hybrid” combining the features of a review of Małgorzata Rygielska’s monograph Przyboś czyta Norwida [Przyboś reads Norwid] and a polemic with the theses contained in the volume. It is also a form of a notebook for an exhaustive and still not finished – albeit quite possible in its utmost form-parallel Przyboś – Norwid. Rygielska’s volume, although it has not proven a complete discussion of the present report, surely is the most detailed one as for today (against the background of the texts, among others by Barbara Łazińska and Przemysław Dakowicz). The context of the author’s reconnaissance is – it has to be admitted – specific. It is formed, on the one hand, by the theory of reading, and on the other, by the area of theory of interpretation. A lack of discussion of Norwid’s Test as a whole (for generally unknown reasons the author passes over Part V and Part VI of Przyboś’s essay, both of them symptomatic, sketching a peculiar, the author’s own psycho-biography of Norwid). Also missing a chance to reinterpret the whole volume More about the Manifesto as “coming to terms with Norwid’s influences” that does not have its counterpart in Polish literature seems to be a drawback.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 33
  • Page Range: 285-293
  • Page Count: 9