BETWEEN AN IMPRESSION AND AN IDEA. (UN)NOTICEABLE LIGHT TRANSGRESSIONS IN KAZIMIERZ PRZERWA- TETMAJER'S TATRA POETRY
The article is devoted to an analysis of the category of light in Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer’s
Tatra lyrics. The category is not unequivocally defined by the poet, nor is it combined by him with one natural source, yet in the case of the Tatra lyrics discussed in the article, it always appears in strictly defined types of images. According to the present author, the most intriguing, in terms of her perspective of interpretation, is the balancing between various ways of shaping poetic compositions by means of light. Thanks to the light transgressions referred to in the title, Tetmajer’s luminism serves varied aesthetic as well as semantic and ideological functions in creating mountain landscapes. In the article the author reconstructs how Tetmajer introduces light into his Tatra poems and points to three main types of the category: romantic-realistic (making the mountain space dramatic and theatrical), impressionistic-ornamental and symbolic (sensualist concepts of perceiving reality) as well as ideological-philosophical (context of idealistic and pessimistic philosophies).