This article deals with the theme of eroticism in the poetry of Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki. Eroticism is regarded here as a special category of inner experience, one of the subject's modes of existence. According to Georges Bataille it is connected with transgression, loss of 'I' and melancholy. Viewed from the religious perspective, which is important for Tkaczyszyn-Dycki, it is situated in the zone of uncleanliness. Consequently, eroticism appears to be a form of profound and radical bodily experience which cannot be separated from the desire for sublimation in the poetic sphere or, even less so, the desire for the subject's purified 'I', cleansed by poetry and thus reaching out towards the metaphysical horizon.
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