On Speech and Reality in Czeslaw Milosz’ Writing Cover Image

Apie kalbą ir tikrovę Czeslawo Miloszo kūryboje
On Speech and Reality in Czeslaw Milosz’ Writing

Author(s): Lina Vidauskytė
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Polish Literature, Philosophy of Language, Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Theory of Literature
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: Milosz; Ricoeur; reality; speech; phenomenology; hermeneutics; metaphor; simulacre;

Summary/Abstract: This article deals with probably the main problem in Czeslaw Milosz’ writing - the problem of reality. The two main points one can see clearly - the unmetaphorical style of writing and attention to the individual, concrete thing. Milosz give priority to reality, but not to speech (even poetic speech) while most poets give priority to speech. Therefore, his world-view can be characterized as more phenomenological than hermeneutic. Milosz holds an aristotelian-thomistic tradition and gives preference to substance but not to metaphor.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 39
  • Page Range: 97-106
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Lithuanian