Between Biography and Creativity. Psychological Perspective Cover Image

Na styku biografii i twórczości. Perspektywa psychologiczna
Between Biography and Creativity. Psychological Perspective

Author(s): Dorota Kuncewicz, Dariusz Kuncewicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: analysis from the perspective of the author`s last work; closing life and work; Wisława Szymborska; Edward Stachura; biography

Summary/Abstract: The psychological perspective of life continuity allows us to look at creativity as a witness of what the author does with his / her life and himself / herself; how he / she shapes and perceives his / her own identity, life story, what changes occur during his / her lifetime. In this article we present a sample of possible effects of adopting such a perspective and research conduct, for which the starting point is the question: What resounds clearly in the works of authors closing their own life and work? Next, we try to reconstruct the path which has led the author to this clear sound. The presented sample refers mainly to the works of Wisława Szymborska and Edward Stachura, although there are also clear references to Zbigniew Herbert.

  • Issue Year: 66/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 133-157
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish