„Life is a journey…” On a Journey into Oneself (Based on Hitherto Unknown, Private, Original Letters by Jerzy Szaniawski, Dated 1965–1970) Cover Image
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„Życie podróżą jest…” – o wędrówce idei (na podstawie nieznanych, prywatnych, oryginalnych listów Jerzego Szaniawskiego z lat 1965–1970)
„Life is a journey…” On a Journey into Oneself (Based on Hitherto Unknown, Private, Original Letters by Jerzy Szaniawski, Dated 1965–1970)

Author(s): Barbara Kudra
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Polish Literature, Western Slavic Languages
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes hiterto unknown, unpublished letters by Jerzy Szaniawski (overall 19 letters dated 1965–1970) addressed to Hans Gernot Herrmann, a German Slavic languages expert who spoke Polish. The letters reveal a private character, and they were written by Szaniawski himself, as well as (with his knowledge and permission) his wife, Wanda Anita Szaniawska, a particularly eccentric individual. The majority of the letters is concerned with the search for one Ernest Wirrwa, who espoused the ideals of “making the homeless happy,” an idea which the Szaniawski couple wanted to propagate in Poland. The author analyzes the letters in the context of the concept of neo‑sentimentalism and the so‑called roaming of ideals.

  • Page Range: 377-390
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish