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The paper deals with a broadly understood teleology of fate encoded in the poetry of Bogdan
Czaykowski. Kisiel examines the notion in the biography of the poet and in the life of his lyrical persona,
as well as in relation to his “intimate geography,” Cioran’s existence as plagiarism, metaphysical
difference, the sense of the contingency of creation. In the poetry of Czaykowski biography does not
redeem, intimate geography is a map of places and past times stored in the memory, existence as
plagiarism does not preclude unique presence. Finally, the author argues that the poetry of Bogdan
Czaykowski is representative of a moral turn in the inner life of the postwar Polish immigrants.