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Emptiness around ‘You’, or, the dark side of a poem

Author(s): Piotr Michałowski
Subject(s): Review
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Polish Poetry; Reader Response; Interpretation

Summary/Abstract: Review of Dariusz Pawelec’s book Świat jako Ty. Poezja polska wobec adresata w drugiej połowie XX wieku [‘The World as a You. Polish poetry vs. its addressees in the latter half of 20th century’], Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego [Silesian University Press], 2003. The book being reviewed attempts at describing the poetry from its addressee’s standpoint. The author categorises the various forms of presence of the addressee in the pieces of poetry under analysis, supporting his findings by theses of thinkers representing various research traditions: Ingarden, Heidegger, Gadamer, Bachtin czy Sławiński. The reviewer asks about the changes such an approach may contribute to our interpretative practices.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 109-118
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish