Jak czytać współcześnie współczesną poezję? Kilka uwag o strategii krytycznej Marjorie Perloff

Tomasz Cieślak-Sokołowski


How to Read Contemporary Poetry in a Contemporary Way
The article constitutes an attempt to pose a question regarding the modes of reading contemporary poetry; at the same time, it ought to be noted that the term contemporary literature is understood broadly and it denotes primarily changes in the modernist and late-modernist literature. It is, on the one hand, the critical writings of Majorie Perloff – described here against the background of the adventures of the American criticism of the 20th and 21st century, and on the other, a reading of Marcin Świetlicki’s single poem Tak, kawiarniany dekadentyzm – that proved to be convenient fields to pose the above question. The thesis concerning the exhaustion of the intentional critical style and mode of symbolist exegesis is accompanied by an attempt to reconstruct the principles which would make it possible in contemporary times to read closely a work of poetry.

Słowa kluczowe: krytyka literacka, poezja współczesna, modernizm, późny modernizm, interpretacja, literary criticism, contemporary poetry, modernism, late modernism, interpretation