Od ironii historii do ironii teologii. I odwrotnie


Wat is interested in evil inevitably entwined in the history of humanity and started by Cain’s act. He initiates the principle of the modern allowance of evil, the acting in the name of the emancipation of the “handicapped” and progress. For the poet, the critical endpoints in history include nazism, Holocaust and communism. In his perspective, they prove to be sequences of history that started with events recorded in the Old Testament. He employed irony to depict history, and in Wat’s poetry it is through irony that the subject is involved in the “dialectics of history”. This radically critical irony uncovers paradoxes embedded in the biblical beginnings of humanity. As a result, the irony uncovered in history triggers ironic suspicion of adopted theological interpretations.