“I forgot to ask if tongues please you”. Some Remarks on Language, Conversation and Community in Piotr Sommer’s Poetry Cover Image
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"Zapomniałem zapytać, czy bawią cię języki". Kilka uwag o języku, rozmowie i wspólnocie w poezji Piotra Sommera
“I forgot to ask if tongues please you”. Some Remarks on Language, Conversation and Community in Piotr Sommer’s Poetry

Author(s): Kamil Nolbert
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Piotr Sommer's poems;speaking and language in poetry;conversation in poetry;

Summary/Abstract: The present article is an attempt to read Piotr Sommer’s poems, in the reading of which special emphasis is put on the interpretation of the conversation present and/or held in the poems, and which is regarded as a hermeneutic category. A broad approach to the problem (not only of conversation about speaking and language in general, but also of a private conversation between two close people), to which Hans-Georg Gadamer’s and Emmanuel Lévinas’s philosophical thought forms a crucial context, allows to display an inextricable connection between two types of poems, namely autothematic and private, and to subordinate them to a purpose which might be a will to create or to sustain a communication community.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 167-184
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish