krytyka literacka; literatura polska po 1989; literatura polska po 1945
FA-art, nr 4 (2008), s. 20-30
The author reviews two literary criticism book from the 80's, which were published outside of the government-sanctioned censorship: "Widziałem wolność w Warszawie" of Jerzy Malewski (kickname of Włodzimierz Bolecki) and "Zostaje kantyczka" by Tadeusz Komendant. He finds in them two totally different views on literary and public discourse, which stem from and recall the same source experience. Malewski writes about discourse, which sanctions the experience of the common ground between the postion and value. Komendant describes the experience of difference, the "positional aspect of truth" and literature as a "linguistic gesture'. Instead of sharing the common ground, Komendant advocates the participation in a varied social practice and taking responsibility for its shape and direction. The difference between the positions of these two critics heralds characteristic for the Polish public scene of the 90's split into 'communionistic' and 'liberal' factions. During that period both Bolecki and Komendant participated in the controversial dispute about postmodernism in Poland, regarding it as non-existent problem, one that does not reflect Polish historical experiences, and as a mere linguistic proposition, which may be useful potentially to express those experiences.