Columbuses and cosmonauts. Reporters' art of living
Kolumbowie i kosmonauci. O sztuce życia reporterów (casus: Wańkowicz)
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The article discusses the art of reporters' life. The context is based on Antoni Kępiński's study, where are described the two rhythms of life - one is associated with nature and individuality, the second with technique and monotony. Melchior Wańkowicz, a founder of a well-known Polish school of reportage, has a unique experience of living in both rhythms of the world - he was born in the eastern borderlands in the late nineteenth century and between the 50s and the 60s he could examine the technological center of the world - the United States. He chose to live in the rhythm of the nature using his spontaneity and independence. Asking if he possessed the secret of the art of living the author with some hesitation confirms, because he definitely could experience his life at his own pace and on his own terms. Observing the fate of his writing, however, we must admit that his individuality cannot be applicable to our present times.
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