„Będziemyż sobie jak posąg wydarty pokrywom wieków?” Ślady doświadczenia Zagłady w poezji Krzysztofa Kamila Baczyńskiego. Próba zrozumienia
“Will We Be to Ourselves as a Monument Grabbed from the Covers of Centuries?” Traces of Extermination Experience in Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński’s Poetry
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński; Extermination experience; Jewish Uprising; Holocaust; Baczyński's "Conflagration Song"
Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński’s literary creativity. It is an attempt at discerning in his poems both the traces of Extermination experience, following and unifying them, and ultimately understanding their comprehensive meaning which they convey. The analysis of Baczyński’s poetry was carried out chronologically, starting from interpretation of the 1940 texts, when the building of the “typhus endangered territory” started, until the reading of text produced in the mid 1943, when the Jewish Uprising already failed. The reflection of the author of "Conflagration Song" was based, among others, on the psychological context. The knowledge on the Holocaust mechanisms adopted from social psychology allows to describe in this optic Baczyński unique attitude to traumatic occurrences which he witnessed and participated in.
- Issue Year: 2008
- Issue No: 2
- Page Range: 33-49
- Page Count: 17
- Language: Polish