Start or return. On

Start, czyli powrót. Wokół "Międzywojnia" Jana Brzękowskiego
Start or return. On "Międzywojnie" by Jan Brzękowski

Author(s): Aleksander Wójtowicz
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Summary/Abstract: "Międzywojnie" (1982) by Jan Brzękowski is a novel situating itself in the current of the “genealogy of avant-garde”. The writer, like other authors from the circle of the First Avant-garde, returns to his youth times, though the very return is determined by not only a nostalgic impulse, but also certain bitterness, deriving from the impossibility to find a place in the literary environment in emigration. "Międzywojnie" is at the same time a summary of his experiences and artistic achievements so far. The first part of the work, entitled "Start" is a flourishingly outlined portrait of generation entering adulthood alongside gaining independence by Poland, and a peculiar spiritual biography showing the basis of experiences of generation from which the authors from the circle of the “Nowa Sztuka” came. The second part, on the other hand, "Collegium Novum", constitutes the continuation of earlier prose experiments by Brzękowski who, returning to strategies and solutions proposed a few decades earlier, wanted to underline not only their significance, but also up-to-dateness.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1 (3)
  • Page Range: 297-310
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish