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Agon i Apokalipsa. Zbigniewa Bieńkowskiego pytania o człowieka
Agon and Apocalypsis. Zbigniew Bieńkowski’s Questions Concerning Man

Author(s): Paweł Sarna
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Zbigniew Bieńkowski; Agon; Apocalypsis; Julian Przyboś; Bolesław Leśmian

Summary/Abstract: The article in question introduces into the problems of Zbigniew Bieńkowski’s artistic creativity. The belief of the artist’s crucial role in society and the conviction that poetry should constantly enter the domain of non-poetry which is to focus on the already not described issues of its epoch, was taken over by the author of "Matters of Imagination" from the experience of the Cracow "Vanguard." Bieńkowski’s aesthetic views, however, have also a reference into long tradition. The poet refers to modernistic conception of the world and the man and – like Young Poland poet – in his attempt to describe the ontic structure of the man, he resorts to the notions of “ghost” and “soul” (calling them “spiritualities,” he is fully aware of their stylistic characteristics). Bieńkowski’s references to Julian Przyboś and Bolesław Leśmian – both poets’ literary forerunner – are analyzed as most important intertextual relationships.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 83-104
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish