Wstęp (Jacek Wójcicki)
A ome devoted to lyrical language, containing mostly essays and materials examining the depictions of landmark historical events (Bar Confederation, the Third Partition of Poland, the Galician Slaughter, or the strikes of 1980) in occasional poetry. It also discusses some of the forms of occasional poetry which originated in the circles of family and friends in the 17th and 18th Centuries. An essay on the correspondence of Adam Mickiewicz explores the idea of the personal document. The volume also contains a demonstration of the rules of editing of eighteenth-century occasional literature, as developed by researchers affiliated with the Napis editorial team.