Piotr Chmielowski o Wiktorze Gomulickim – na podstawie kolejnych wydań "Zarysu literatury polskiej" i innych wypowiedzi krytyka

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Piotr Chmielowski on Wiktor Gomulicki –based on the successive editions of “Zarys literatury polskiej” and other judgments of the critic


The article presents a catalogue of commentaries and critical remarks made by Piotr Chmielowski on the poetry of Wiktor Gomulicki (penname Fantazy). The article attempts to reconstruct the set of criteria and the system for evaluation applied by the critic in dealing with the successive collections of poems written by Fantazy. These criteria are indicative of rather one-sided and petrified perception of Gomulicki’s poems by the critic maintained and expressed in the successive editions of his "Zarys literatury polskiej z ostatnich lat szesnastu". Still, the commentaries given by Chmielowski contain some interesting precognitions and intuitions that proved to be substantial in reevaluation of the opinions on the poetry of the nineteenth century in general made by present-day literary critics. Additionally, there seems to be a particular dialogue between the critic and the poet going on for years that could have influenced the alternations in the workshop and the thematic scope in the poems of the latter.




Piotr Chmielowski, Wiktor Gomulicki, literary criticism of the second half of the 19th c., poetry of the second half of the 19th c.


Poznańskie Studia Polonistyczne. Seria Literacka, 2012, nr 19, s. 109-123



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