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Referring to the theories of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Bruno Latour and Nurit Bird-David, the author attempts to prove that Piotr Szewc’s poetry is accompanied by a concept that questions the logic of the modern world based on technical progress and an isolated, egocentric subject.
The paper discusses the benefits of conceptualizing correspondence as an interpoetic medium. It presents an analysis of textual and visual ways of constructing the presence of the addressee and the sender in letters, and the disruption of constructing this presence caused by interrupting the writing process by a phone call.
The book of poems Kolonie by Tomasz Różycki contains the following poem:
Kiedy dla mnie zatańczysz? Skończyło się lato,
wielkie desanty dmuchawców, zielona fabryka,
wchodząca nam do łóżka, brudząca nam życiem
pościel, ubrania, palce.(...)
A few years ago, while I was working at the Beinecke Library on materials which were to become a part of Aleksander Wat’s archive, I came across galleys of the book of poems Ciemne świecidło, prepared by the poet.(...)
Shortly after the publication of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in 2006, Alison Bechdel became one of the most renowned comic book authors, although her work, which is not so much a personal, but above all an artistic coming-out, is also a bona fide literary masterpiece.(...)
In the present article, I formulate new premises for narrative studies. My starting point is the problematic interpretation of The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz. A close reading of this classic text of Polish modern literature demonstrates that the status of the world described by Schulz is problematic.(...)