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Muzyczność poezji Władysława Sebyły
The Musicality of Władysław Sebyła’s Poetry

Author(s): Milena Osiurak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article concentrates upon both theoretical and practical research on the mutual influence between literature and music in Władysław Sebyła’s poetry. The way in which the musicality of the pieces influences and co-creates the catastrophic vision of the world constitutes one of the marks of originality in Sebyła’s poetry. Sebyła, who was not only a poet, but also a musician – he played the piano and the violin – was an incredibly gifted artist whose unique sensibility allowed him to create works which seemed to oscillate between literature and music. This phenomenon could be called, according to Andrzej Hejmej, the musicality of poetry. It manifests in three basic spheres, identified by The Musicality of a Literary Work. Musicality of Sebyła’s poetry should be understood, then, as a transference between the arts, manifesting in the thematizing of music, the use of music terminology and forms, the shaping of language in the poems to underline the similarities between a lyrical and a musical piece (orchestration, particular phonaesthetics, the choice of meter and rhythm).

  • Page Range: 103-110
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish