“The poet of humanity” and “the poet of details” – the two faces of Norwid
We encourage you to read the following material, this time authored by dr hab. Tomasz Korpysz, university professor, which is published as part of our series “Opinions and Analyses of the Institute De Republica”.
Cyprian Norwid, who was the patron of the year 2021, is currently regarded as one of the most distinguished Polish authors. This poet, prose writer, playwright and visual artist is primarily perceived as a serious and profound Christian thinker who, in his works, by means of a complex language and a remarkable style, writes about the essential matters concerning a human and mankind. This image of Norwid is true but one-sided and, thus, simplified. The poet was also very sensitive to detail and to what is seemingly insignificant, of secondary importance. He frequently uncovered those hidden elements and described them with an extraordinary sense of humour. Therefore, he can undoubtedly be called “the poet of humanity” and “the poet of details”.
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