M. Piechota, J. Strzałkowski, A. Szumiec (red.), “W kręgu czarnego romantyzmu. Inspiracje, motywy, interpretacje” (S. 193-203). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
“The dark abysses of the Young Poland mind, or Dark Romantic inspirations of Stanisława Przybyszewski illustrated with the example of Nad morzem (At the Seaside)” is an attempt to interpret the poem by Stanisław Przybyszewski with reference to Dark Romanticism. The first part of the article presents an artistic profile of the Young Poland artist, including his interests and social contacts. After that, the circumstances surrounding the creation of the poem „Nad morzem” have been sketched out. The structure of the writing has been presented basing on the classification according to Gabriela Matuszek. In the next part of the article, the question of Przybyszewski’s inspiration with the writings by Romantic authors has been developed in order to introduce the reader to the issues of Dark Romantic themes. The writer’s fascination with the works by Novalis has been also briefly outlined. In the next part, the author of the article has focused on displaying elements typical of Dark Romanticism that appear in „Nad morzem”, and discussed the manner of their implementation. What was the main reference point is a specific creation of nature. Basing on the biography of Przybyszewski, the author has also introduced other Dark Romantic motifs that appear in the poem. The purpose of the article is to recollect the poet’s literary output, which is too often marginalized, and present him as a continuator of Dark Romanticism.