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Prywatna Ameryka Wierzyńskiego
Private America of Wierzyński

Author(s): Zdzisław Marcinów
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: This literary sketch is devoted to the book titled Moja prywatna Ameryka [My Private America] (London, 1966), which unfortunately is not available in its entirety in Polish editions. In the initial part of the sketch, the author focuses on the reception of both the aforementioned book, and the collection titled Cygańskim wozem [Gypsy Cart], issued six months earlier. He argues that Wierzyński’s “American” sketches depict the poet’s way of accustoming himself to that country. Moreover, he tries to observe particular stages in the poet’s settling down in America and subsequent circles of friends, who lived in Wierzyński’s neighbourhood or further away. By delineating their profiles, the poet showed the specificity of American artistic and political life, as well as the diversity of American artistic proposals.

  • Page Range: 61-71
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish