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Erotyki Peipera. O lekturze Andrzeja K. Waśkiewicza
Peiper’s Erotic Poems. On Andrzej K. Waśkiewicz’s Critique

Author(s): Paweł Majerski
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Tadeusz Peiper; Andrzej K. Waśkiewicz; avant-garde;eroticism;
Summary/Abstract: Andrzej K. Waśkiewicz, a renowned critic of the Polish poetic vanguard of the interwar period, was particularly concerned with the literary and theoretical works associated with Zwrotnica [The Switch], as well as the organisational activity of their authors. Among his various projects we might find, among others, the papers devoted to the avant-garde erotic poetry, which he understood as the “independent genre” and the element of “consciousness.” While reading the poetics theorised by the writers gathered around Tadeusz Peiper, he pointed to models demonstrating that “eroticism resisted rationalisation. Or, to put it differently, it was a seemingly rationalised part of the system capable of rationalising the system itself anytime.” The paper returns to Waśkiewicz’s works and his reading practice in order to pose the questions concerning his interpretative rigour and the most significant points on his map of thematic readings.

  • Page Range: 134-146
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish