Is He in Heaven or Is He Not at All? Bolesław Leśmian in the Context of References to the Cultural Heritage of Judaism Cover Image
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„I czy jest On w niebiosach, czy też nie ma Go wcale?” Bolesław Leśmian na tle duchowego dziedzictwa mistyki żydowskiej
Is He in Heaven or Is He Not at All? Bolesław Leśmian in the Context of References to the Cultural Heritage of Judaism

Author(s): Michala Benešová
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Leśmian; Jewish mystics; cultural heritage of Judaism; Kabbalah
Summary/Abstract: The text analyzes selected poems by Bolesław Leśmian in the context of their (possible) references to the cultural heritage of Judaism, especially to the Jewish religious and, above all, mystical tradition. Attention is primarily focused on the following issues: Kabbalah as a literary motif presented in the works of Leśmian, author’s fascination with nothingness and imperfect, invalid forms of existence (including a golem as an image of an the imperfect creation), images of God/god in the poetry of Bolesław Leśmian.

  • Page Range: 114-124
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish