Czy Aleksander Wat był poetą?


The provocative title is not supposed to question the significance of poetry in the works of Aleksander Wat, but to suggest the singularity of his writing. Now a valued author of poetry, Wat only late recognised his poetry as his most important achievement. The paper attempts to demonstrate that the declaration of being a poet, which he made in his last years, has an other side to it, namely the feeling of a non-fulfilment as a writer, which in the biography of the author of Mediterranean Poems did not come to light with incurable pain disease but sooner, due to a failed attempt to return to the original literary activity that Wat took up after returning to Poland in 1946.