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Eda Ostrowska is a poet who, as Krzysztof Lisowski claims, “extremely
precisely show the fate of all misfits, fools and poets”. In her works one can
find the subjectivity tightly inscribing itself into the category of an outsider,
defined in a fairly detailed way by Colin Wilson, a British writer and philosopher.
According to him, an outsider is among others someone foreign, feeling the
unreality of the world and its disorder, rejecting any linked social and family
relations and feeling the impossibility to know him/herself despite any attempts,
as well as existing “on the border”. The article confronts a defined category of
an outsider with subject relations in selected works by Ostrowska who often
describes the experience of her stay in a mental hospital and a mental disease
she went through. Her poems are a manifestation of a “different” awareness. As
Józef Fert has it, “we deal with existential experience that is extreme in its nature
and intensity from her first texts”.