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Refurnishing (in) the eternity. Visions of the underworld in contemporary Polish poetry

Author(s): Magdalena Piotrowska-Grot
Subject(s): Poetry, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: twenty- and twenty-first-century literature; Polish poetry; postsecularism; afterlife; postmodernity.
Summary/Abstract: The monograph Refurnishing (in) the eternity. Visions of the underworld in contemporary Polish poetry is dedicated to the analysis and interpretation of significant poetic creation of the Other World which can be found in poetry written after 1945. However, it should be noted that the selected material represents secularised vision of the afterlife, and from the analysis were excluded poems which, after Stefan Sawicki and Maria Jasińska-Wojtkowska, can be classified as religious. In the selected materials new, extemporary beliefs and eschatological hope are formed inside the textual world, just to fight this overwhelming nothingness which attacks postmodern society. These works are a kind of projection of social thoughts, but the reader has to deal with them in individual attempts to find God, or, more generally, contact the Higher Power, or simply an attempt to soothe the fear of death which ends all — the existence deprived of opportunities for further duration. /fragment of the introduction/

  • Page Count: 480
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish