Aporetic modality. On Piotr Sommer’s poem Cover Image

Modalność aporetyczna. Wokół jednego wiersza Piotra Sommera
Aporetic modality. On Piotr Sommer’s poem

Author(s): Marcin Telicki
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Piotr Sommer; aporia; metatext; poetry and language theory; pragmatics;

Summary/Abstract: The author of this article analyzes and interprets Piotr Sommer’s meta-textual poem Czym mógłby być [What could it be]. The basic critical formula of “aporetic modality” is a property of language (which is improved in the poem) that reveals the impossibility of formulating clear hypotheses about writing poetry. And so, Sommer’s poem turns out to be a specific deconstruction of a poem – by speaking the poet conveys a message about the impossibility of speaking. The assertion becomes a doubt, and the poem, understood as a structure, exposes its non-constructive, and thus, maybe, its truly lyrical face.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 145-152
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish