Underground issues of "brulion" literary and cultural periodical
Launched by Robert Tekieli in Kraków in 1986, brulion (original spelling) was a literary and cultural periodical, which contested not only the communist system, but also cultural elites associated with the underground Solidarity and the ethos of dissident subculture. Instead, the periodical endorsed postmodernism, took inspiration from the New York School poets, focused on phenomena characteristic for both mass culture and alternative art, and analyzed socio-cultural processes that accompanied transition to capitalism. The milieu of brulion, sometimes also referred to as 'the brulion formation', comprised of poets, writers, and essayists who were born in the early 1960s, represented diverse literary traditions and genres, and strongly influenced post-1989 Polish literature, culture, and mass media. Among writers associated with brulion in the 1980s and '90s were Marcin Świetlicki, Cezary Michalski, Manuela Gretkowska, Jacek Podsiadło and Krzysztof Koehler. Following Robert Tekieli's conversion to orthodox Catholicism and social conservatism, brulion desintegrated and closed down in 1999. Polish Underground Publications Collection holds six issues of brulion released from 1987 to 1990.
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