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Wiersze polityczne
Political Poems

Author(s): Jan Brzechwa
Contributor(s): Monika Urbańska (Editor), Jowita Podwysocka-Modrzejewska (Editor)
Subject(s): Poetry, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: political poems;Brzechwa Jan
Summary/Abstract: Jan Brzechwa is mostly associated in readers’ minds with children’s poetry. However, a great part of his literary heritage are lyrics written for grownup audiences. Brzechwa would often express disappointment over his adult-oriented poems failing to win over readers and literary critics. The publication includes poems from Brzechwa’s entire literary output, selected on the basis of their subject matter which covered the current political, social and cultural events. The lyrics come from the following collections: Imię wielkości. Wiersze o Józefie Piłsudskim (The name of greatness. Poems about Józef Piłsudski) (1938), Palcem w bucie (Toe wiggling in a shoe) (1947), Pokój zwycięży (Peace shall prevail) (1951), Strofy o planie sześcioletnim (Stanzas on the six-year plan) (1951), Cięte bańki (Wet cupping) (1952), Wiersze wybrane (Selected poems) (1955, 1957, 1959), Miejsce dla kpiarza (A place for the mocker) (1967), but also Liryka mego życia (The lyric poetry of my life) (1968) – from the last volume published after the poet’s death.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-554-4
  • Page Count: 250
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish