World under Revision
The Poetry of Wisława Szymborska
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the entirety of Wisława Szymborska’s poetic oeuvre. The author employs in-depth historical reflection on Szymborska’s beginnings to reveal that – without describing her post-war beginnings and reflecting on her early entanglement in socialist realist newspeak – Szymborska’s mature anti-dogmatic attitude will remain unclear. The book shows how Szymborska’s rhetoric and stylistics – figures of reservation, negation, contradiction, tautology, and repetition – are closely connected with the construction of the poetic world and affect the shape of her messages. After all, Wisława Szymborska is a poet of sophisticated wit, a surprising freedom of expression, and an unusual game with various literary styles, even with colloquial Polish.
KeywordsAnti-dogmatic attitude; Contradiction; Games with literary styles; korekty; Ligeza; Literackie; Newspeak; Poetry; poezji; Reservation; Revision; Socialist realism; stanie; Świat; Szymborska; Szymborskiej; Wisława; Wisławy; Wydawnictwo
ISBN9783653069273, 9783631710067, 9783631710074, 9783631676042, 9783653069273
Publication date and placeBern, 2019
Literary studies: poetry & poets