The Faces of Władysław Broniewski
On the Margins of “Diaries” and Journalistic Writing Cover Image
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Twarze Władysława Broniewskiego Na marginesie „pamiętnika” i publicystyki
The Faces of Władysław Broniewski On the Margins of “Diaries” and Journalistic Writing

Author(s): Paweł Majerski
Subject(s): Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Władysław Broniewski; Polish Legions; diary; journalism;biography;
Summary/Abstract: The author of the article is interested predominantly in the writings of Władysław Broniewski dated 1918–1922 (the poet referred to them as his diaries) as well as his journalistic writings. On their basis; the article analyzes two faces of the writer: the private and the official one. In his Diaries Broniewski touches upon a variety of different experiences: war memories; creative experiences connected with his desire to become a prominent figure in the literary sphere; the presence of women. Moreover; the article traces the instances of autothematic mentions and attempts at self-assessment; as well as the notes on preservation of the artistic output (both explicit and implicit). In his numerous articles; reviews; commentaries and essays; Broniewski the journalist was capable of approaching the discussed pieces in a serious manner (what is important: in the spheres of poetics; ideology and politics) while at the same time engaging in promotional activities. In the post-war reality of the Polish People’s Republic the writer was able to utilize his public presence to the full extent; however; the article argues that until the end; the public Broniewski always coexisted–though that coexistence proved consistently difficult–with the private Broniewski.

  • Page Range: 51-67
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish