Józef Maria Ruszar
Mene tekel fares. Images of God in the works of Tadeusz Różewicz


The poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz (1921-2014) is perceived by most researchers as atheistic or interpreted in the spirit of postmodernism. Polish literary critic Józef Maria Ruszar presents his vision, based not only on a deep study of the work of this outstanding poet, but also on knowledge in the field of philosophy, Catholic theology, Christian symbolism, and above all the Bible. In the discussion about the possibility of an objective interpretation of a literary work, he stands on the position of Umberto Eco, arguing that objectivity is possible. The book allows you to get acquainted with the little-known pages of Ruzhevich's biography, as well as to trace a thoughtful analysis of religious and, in particular, Christian motives in his work. In it, the reader will also find translations of Różewicz's poems, many of which are published for the first time. The book was published in the framework of cooperation between the Ivan Limbach Publishers and Instytut Literatury, established in 2019 by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. One of the main goals of the Institute is to popularize high Polish culture and literature.

ISBN 978-5-89059-460-0