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« / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi», 9, 2018, pp. 67-83

Adam Regiewicz

Jan Długosz University / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Głośne pióra. Związki literatury pokolenia “bruLionu” z muzyką popularną

Loud pens. Relationships between Polish literature of the “bruLion” generation and popular music

ABSTRACT. One of the typical phenomena of the latest Polish literature (created after 1989) is its musicality. Inclusion of references to performers, specific songs or musical aesthetics in the semantic layer is not only an example of intertextual reference, but an expression of broadly understood intermediality. Music becomes an essential point of reference for new generations of artists, which is audible in the narrative layer of this literature. If one were to look for the beginnings of ‘sound’ in literature, one should look to the generations of ‘martial law’ or ‘bruLion’ when, alongside politics (Solidarity) and religion (the Church), alternative music, with its Jarocin Festival, has become a powerful ideological narrative, expressing rebellion against applicable norms. In this way, it entered the literary salons, displacing traditional understanding of the correspondence of the arts, relating to the relationship between literature and classical music. Currently, it is popular music which is the main carrier of intermedial meanings in literary texts.

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