“You want me to name instead of seek?”. On Władysław Sebyła’s Koncert egotyczny Cover Image
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„Nazywaniem chcesz mi szukanie zastąpić?”. O Koncercie egotycznym Władysława Sebyły
“You want me to name instead of seek?”. On Władysław Sebyła’s Koncert egotyczny

Author(s): Ewelina Mika
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article constitutes a commentary on Władysław Sebyła’s Koncert egotyczny (An egotistical Concert. A Meditative Poem). The poet, who assumes a metapoetic stance,expresses the moods as well as the existential and ideological problems of the early 20th century, such as the need for a stable ideology and canon of values. In his attempt to answer the problems of the 20th century man, Sebyła identifies two major cognitive stances: “naming” and “seeking.” “Seeking” becomes for him a certain primary rule of existence and an important element of his creative work at the same time. It could be also understood in terms of a skeptical stance, embodied by the character of Hamlet (and St. Thomas Aquinas).

  • Page Range: 171-192
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish