The Silesian character from “worship” to “contempt”. Jan Goczoł’s norwidian experience and the dilemma of his critics Cover Image
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ŚLĄSKOŚĆ OD „UWIELBIENIA” DO „WZGARDY”. NORWIDOWSKIE DOZNANIE JANA GOCZOŁA I DYLEMAT JEGO KRYTYKÓW
The Silesian character from “worship” to “contempt”. Jan Goczoł’s norwidian experience and the dilemma of his critics

Author(s): Krystyna Kossakowska-Jarosz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: Silesian literature; Jan Goczoł, regionalism; Upper Silesia; district of Opole; 20th century; memory studies

Summary/Abstract: Born in 1934 in Rozmierz near Strzelce Opolskie, living in Opole, Jan Goczoł, the poet, turned the Silesian character into a category of literary expression. The extreme feelings of “worship” and “contempt”, which appear in the title of this article, do not imply a chaos of emotions in the writer’s works; neither do they suggest a changeability in his attitudes. Still, they are operators of the division within the Silesian character, the manner of experiencing it and the poet’s way of referring to the observed changes in the region’s culture, as well as to the evaluation made by the poet who undertakes to deal with themes related to his native land.

  • Issue Year: 19/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 9-19
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish