Stanisław Brzozowski, poet and philosopher. Criticism as progressive poetry in

Stanisław Brzozowski - poeta i filozof. Krytyka jako poezja progresywna w "Głosach wśród nocy"
Stanisław Brzozowski, poet and philosopher. Criticism as progressive poetry in "Głosy wśród nocy"

Author(s): Joanna Orska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Stanisław Brzozowski; Polish Literature 20c; Modernism; Poetry; Philosophy

Summary/Abstract: This article reflects upon Brzozowski’s comprehension of the Romantic ‘creative activity’, a notion so important in view of his ‘philosophy of labour’, also interpretable in categories of creational activity of an individual, comprehended in more ‘contemporary’ terms. Using the references, not-quite-well-visible but still present in Brzozowski’s writings, to the philosophical-literary world-view of the Jena Romantics, the author attempts to translate the premises of a Romantic idea of creative activity as contained in Głosy into a peculiarly digested critical ‘text labour’. This is enabled by a tradition of interpreting this criticism as a living text, as present in hitherto-practised readings of Brzozowski; a text that may be comprehended as a performative, not necessarily yielding itself to the requiremetns of modern, teleologically-oriented languages of philosophy.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 284-294
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish