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Towarzysze modlitwy. Wiersze anielskie Jerzego Lieberta
The companions in prayers. The angelic poems by Jerzy Liebert

Author(s): Katarzyna Niesporek-Klanowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Jerzy Liebert; reading; Lyric; religiosity;demons;
Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article is interpretation of Jerzy Liebert’s poems with angelic characters. By their appearance in the writings of the author of Gusła [Hexes], they always perform tasks entrusted to them by God, namely, that of an envoy, leader, teacher, harbinger. Mysterious characters from the sphere of sacrum are the answer of the Absolute to poetic prayers told by the subject. They introduce the lyrical “I” into mystical elation, they inflict pain, they constitute a voice of the subconscious and reason. They are characters “presented while acting, performing their mission.” Angels never fully reveal themselves to the poet. The lyrical “I” somehow anticipates their presence, hears the angelic voice and songs, yet it is not allowed to see heavenly beings face to face, to experience full epiphany, visual revelation. However, the ongoing spiritual battle proofs the authenticity of his religious experiences.

  • Page Range: 89-115
  • Page Count: 27
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish