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Julian Przyboś’ activity as a literary critic has been not as yet covered by any elaboration. The abundance of the poet’s enunciations scattered throughout newspapers and magazines, corroborates the importance o f the study in this field
of his output.
Critical activity of Julian Przyboś developed the most intensively after the war , especially in the 1960s, when he became a kind of a literary institution.
There was no one event in our literature, and even in our culture, conceived in a broad comprehension, that would not attract Przyboś attention. He never was a mere record-keeper, but a participant in fighting fo r n ew achievements, new ideas and trends.
There a re two essential kinds of the poet’s critical enunciations — reviews and essays. They show his personal attitude toward the cognitive and artistic values contained in the works reviewed by him. Of all criteria of valuation, the unrepeatibility and uniqueness were, in his opinion, the most essential. As far as critical activity is concerned, he put an emphasis on the independence of opinion — outspoken and consistent, and, first of all, on the independent approach.
The analysis of Przyboś’ enunciations proves that, w h ile speaking about other writers, he spoke — in some measure — about himself, he exposed his own ethic and aesthetic cannons. This fact enhances the importance of the problem under discussion.