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Zbieranie z ciszy. O antologii poezji żydowskiej
Collecting from Silence. On the Anthology of Jewish Poetry

Author(s): Marian Kisiel
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: anthology; Polish‑Jewish poetry; ethnolect; Yiddish; Arnold Słucki
Summary/Abstract: The article is dedicated to poetry created in Yiddish, a language used by a diminishing number of people. The author poses a number of important questions, for instance: is “Jewish poetry” (in Yiddish) exempt from belonging to a cultural environmentin which it has been created? Using the anthology of Jewish poetry as an example Marian Kisiel reflects on the status of the Yiddish language in the context of ethnolects of the countries where this kind of literature used to be written. Ultimately he postulates that Polish‑Jewish poetry is primarily Jewish, and only later (secondarily) Polish.

  • Page Range: 109-118
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish