Jarosław Marek Rymkiewicz; "Do Jarosława Kaczyńskiego"
Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
E. Bartos, M. Tomczok (red.), "Literatura popularna. T. 1, Dyskursy wielorakie" (S. 39-52). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The topic of the publication is a well-known and controversial poem by Jarosław
Rymkiewicz, To Jarosław Kaczyński. Whatever the author’s intention was, the poem
leaked into the pop culture, starting its own life. It has been commented widely, especially
in the press and on the internet, although its numerous interpretations lacked paying
attention to the tradition it refers to. Usually it has been read in the context of politics and
the events of the 10th April 2010, it provoked lots of comments and inspired some more
Smolensk poems Since the poem was published, Rymkiewicz has become popular to
some extent, even among people who haven’t known him before. This paper is supposed
to answer the question what is the real idea of the poem and what the author wants to tell
us in it (how the Mickiewicz’s vision of two Polands is realized in it).