The trembling voice of the poet

The text is a polemic with critical literary studies that recognize Kazimiera Alberti as a poet creating “light and simple” works. In the volume Kalinowa Hour can be traced wealth of tradition from which the poet drew: from the Franciscan, by biblical references, to the Kabbalah. In addition, the poems of the Alberti contain “crevices and cracks” which, interpreted in the context of Kierkegaard’s philosophy, Derrida and Agata Bielik-Robson’s works, may indicate the originality of poet. Going beyond the ideas of minoritas and fraternitas lead the careful reader to the metaphor of the string and interesting reflections on the desire and animating attitude of insatiability. The intuition that the poet has overtaken her age is not only the poems, but their realization and extension – a rich and extraordinary life.

The uniqueness of the mountains Tatra landscape in the poetry of Kazimiera Alberti

The article deals with the subject of the Tatra landscape in Kazimiera Alberti’s debut poems published in the yearbook „Wierchy” (1926) and in the volume „Avalanche revolt” (Bunt lawin) (1927). The author, referring to the earlier achievements of the Tatra literature, especially the Young Poland period, presents the most important motifs concerning the mountains in the Polish poet’s work – symbolism of nature, fascination with highlander culture, embedding the action of works in Tatra space. All this adds up to a special “tatro(geo)graphy”, which is an underspecified, poetic map of the Tatra Mountains and their surroundings.

Literary and historic journeys around the Polish-Lithuanian Tatar community Baśnie, podania i legendy polskich Tatarów by Selim Mirza Chazbijewicz

The article deals with the historical reconstruction of the Tatar community in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Originally, from Central Asia, after the division of the Mongol Empire the Tatars settled to Eastern Europe giving rise to the Golden Horde. The first migrations of Tatars to Poland took place by the will of the ruler Vitautas in the XIV century. Thanks to their different religious beliefs, the Tatars could keep over the centuries their identity. The Polish-Lithuanian Tatar literature includes two genders: the religious literature and the popular literature. The greatest representative of contemporary Polish literature is the writer Selim Mirza Chazbijewicz. In addition to writing poems and books about the history of Tatars, Chazbijewicz has also dealt with popular literature. The book Fairy tales, stories and legends of the polish Tatars is a collection of 21 stories from the Tatar tradition, passed on orally from generation to generation for centuries. The work is a perfect combination of Judeo-Christian, Islamic and Turkish- Mongolian traditions.