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„Bogurodzica”: struktura czasoprzestrzeni i obraz poetycki
“Mother of God”: Spatiotemporal Structure and Poetic Picture

Author(s): Krzysztof Obremski
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: "Bogurodzica [Mother of God]"; spatiotemporal structure of "Bogurodzica"; poetic picture of "Bogurodzica"

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to two problems, namely spatiotemporal structure and poetic picture of “Bogurodzica.” “Polymorphism” (“variantivity”) of the Kcynia account of the piece imposes the basic choice to be made: either to accept one of five records made by medievalists as a verbal basis of the text’s spatiotemporal structure recognition or to go above the verse reconstructions and have a general view on all five records. The second option seems more pertinent. Speaking somewhat provocatively, “Bogurodzica” – a work of art of imagery – appears to be a contradiction of verbal presentation plasticity since it can be read as a sequence of spotlit recollection of human and divine figures (their statuses and actions remain merely signalled; a more full vision of what the text in a radically synthetic expresses is conditioned by theological knowledge completion – a crucial element of the text’s macrocosm).

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 129-146
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish