Philological Studies

at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce

ISSN 2300-5459 e-ISSN 2450-0380



Author Paweł Majerski
Title Poetry without warranty. About Genowefa Jakubowska-Fijałkowska and Ewa Jarocka
Keywords Genowefa Jakubowska-Fijałkowska, Ewa Jarocka, women’s poetry, scandal, authenticity
Pages 293-210
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Volume 33


The sketch refers to the poetry of Genowefa Jakubowska-Fijałkowska and Ewa Jarocka. These are the poets of a distinct generations: first one, born in 1946, published her debut Dożywocie in 1994; the latter born in 1980, debuted with the poetry collection nie ma dobrych ludzi in 2016. Still, they are linked through a literary expression of resentment, discord, denial and bluntness (oftentimes brutal, lingually unrefined) lyrical transferal. We read – as the author puts it – the poetry „without a warranty”, among others in the meaning of lack of commitments, triggered in the moments of the jeopardy of frustration and a need of the “alternatively important” expressions, not requiring the answer to an arbitrary social needs, respect of norms of correctness.