“Wherefrom a word runs towards the sound…” Jerzy Liebert’s metapoetic reflection Cover Image
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„Skądże słowo tak biegnie do dźwięku…” Jerzego Lieberta refleksja metapoetycka
“Wherefrom a word runs towards the sound…” Jerzy Liebert’s metapoetic reflection

Author(s): Katarzyna Janus
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Jerzy Liebert; reading; Lyric; religiosity;demons;
Summary/Abstract: The article attempts to interpret such pieces of poetry by Jerzy Liebert which contain metapoetic reflection. Those are religious pieces rooted both in the antique tradition transplanted onto the Christian ground by medieval thinkers and in historical and literary message. The contextuality of the poems is due to the poet’s erudition which is the aftermath of mature and consistent spiritual and intellectual formation, whose main foundation is Christ’s teachings included in the Gospel. This can be evidences by both Liebert’s art and correspondence.Apart from the poems explicated in the article, there are also fragments of correspondence with Agnieszka (Bronisława Wajngold), who shared the poet’s artistic dilemmas and was his first reader. The quoted letters constitute a germane to the presented contemplations record of the poet’s reflections on the theme of his calling to writing poetry. The explications focus on the fact that the way Liebert refers to his emotions towards his writing – a sense of a mission, an issue of his talent, and eventually a comparison of the tension connected with his anticipation of artistic disposition to illness – all derive from his enduing fascination with Tadeusz Zieleński’s lectures. The belief in the necessity of God’s blessing in creative act, the identification of the gift of word with the disposition coming from the Holy Ghost are close to Catholic mysticism.

  • Page Range: 195-210
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish