Miron Bialoszewski's hermetic pornographies
This text deals with two aspects of Bialoszewski's poetry, by far neglected by scholars, i.e. his love and obscene verse. The author discusses the considerations for which the poet has rejected love poetry, once his starting point (in a sentimentalist fashion), suggesting, on the one hand, that Bialoszewski at some point joined the actions aiming at reviving the idea of avant-garde (with Artur Sandauer as the idea's engine), and referring to the biographical context, on the other. The poet was namely detained by the Security Office (the then Polish secret police) on account of his homosexual inclinations; also, cultural norms of the time had a say. The author argues that this has eventually led Bialoszewski to elaborating a peculiar poetics of 'hermetic pornographies', i.e. ones accessible to the 'initiated' only, where obscene elements replace love poetry, with a tint of maliciousness, love poetry thus getting demystified. In parallel, the present text polemicises against German Ritz's fragmentary recognitions on the presence of a homoerotic discourse in the Bialoszewski output.
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