Sacrum w poezji Tadeusza Różewicza
Sacrum in the Poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz
The article is an attempt to find the sphere of sacrum in the poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz. As it is commonly known, Tadeusz Różewicz was an atheist; however, it paradoxically does not exclude the presence of the aforementioned element in his literary output. The research has led to Różewicz’s alleged nihilism (the allegation of nihilism is made against Różewicz especially by the catholic critics). However, it turns out that Różewicz cannot be regarded as a nihilistic poet. It is proved if only by the fact that throughout all his life he searched for a new form of poetry, which was to overcome the nothingness found in contemporary culture. In other words, Różewicz comes to nihilism only to find the true value of culture. Simi- larly, in religious sphere Różewicz portends atheism and the death of God only to find Him in silence. The sphere of sacrum that is being looked for can be found in the experience of the silence of God. Therefore, we do have a double paradox in Różewicz’s poetry. On the one hand, he rejects contemporary culture to find it again in the new conceptualization of his poetry. On the other hand, Różewicz rejects God, so that he can find His trace in the experience of the death and silence of the Absolute.