Norwid read and teaching how to read

  • Izabela Piskorska-Dobrzeniecka Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Keywords: Marek Buś; Cyprian Norwid; reading; history of reception; interpretation; editing


The review focuses on bringing the reader closer to the latest book by Marek Buś, titled Idee i formy. Studia I szkice o Norwidzie, Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL, Lublin 2014. Due to the nature of the publication, which is largely a collection of previously published articles – it describes their character and purpose. It answers the question of how the author managed to organise studies that differ in terms of genre and that are addressed to various recipients with different reading competences. It indicates the role of the publication in relation to the previous researcher’s works, and its unique value, also related to its contribution to the abolition of the barrier dividing books into those intended for a small group of specialists and those for the general public.


Buś M., Składanie pieśni. Z dziejów edytorstwa twórczości Cypriana Norwida, Kraków 1997.

Buś M., Norwidyści: Miriam – Cywiński – Borowy – Makowiecki – Wyka. Konteksty, Kraków 2008.

Buś M., Idee i formy. Studia i szkice o Norwidzie, Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL 2014.

Buś M., „Promethidion” Stefana Sawickiego, [w:] Trudny Norwid, red. P. Chlebowski, Lublin 2013, s. 237-251.

Buś M.,, Krytyczne wydanie „Promethidiona”, „Studia Norwidiana” 29(2011), s. 219-228.