The dendrocentric world of Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’s late poetry Cover Image

Dendrocentryczny świat późnej poezji Jarosława Iwaszkiewicza
The dendrocentric world of Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’s late poetry

Author(s): Anna Szóstak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: poetic worldview; metaphysics; symbol; tree; Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz;

Summary/Abstract: This paper aims to identify the place and role of the tree in Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’s late poetry, including its symbolic meanings as well as the broad sociocultural, psychological, aesthetic and, importantly, metaphysico-spiritual context it is being situated in. Accordingly, in the poetic universe of this author the tree functions not only as the axis of reality, but also and primarily as the autonomous, separate, near human or even more perfect entity the poet tries to communicate with so as to discover the mystery of immortality and reach the transcendental core of being. The philosophical contemplation of the ‘tree-shaped’ existence results in an exceptionally modern, deep and sophisticated reflection on humanity’s presence and place in nature, which is far from triumphalist, unrighteous thinking in the biblical terms of subduing the earth.

  • Issue Year: 8/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 101-118
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish