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Motyw samobójstwa we współczesnej poezji polskiej
Suicide Motif in Contemporary Polish Poetry

Author(s): Đurđica Čilić-Škeljo
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: suicide motif;contemporary polish poetry
Summary/Abstract: Distinctive and striking motif of suicide is present in contemporary Polish poetry in two ways, either as a discussion of or an announcement of one’s own suicide, or as a reflexion, that is, lyrical interpretation of the suicide of others. On the basis of the existentialist treatment of suicide as an authentic act, the article aims to analyse similarities and differences of poetic presentation of the aforementioned types of suicide — one’s own suicide, which always remains just an idea or a possibility, and other people’s suicide, which becomes an object of post festum lyrical interpretation.

  • Page Range: 175-183
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English, Polish