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Człowiek nie kamień, a jako się stawi Fortuna, takich myśli nas nabawi…”. Jana Kochanowskiego polemiczny dyskurs filozoficzny
Jan Kochanowski’s polemic philosophical discourse

Author(s): Krystyna Krawiec-Złotkowska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe

Summary/Abstract: The main goal of this paper is to reconsider an opinion about philosophical notions entrenched in literary tradition to Jan Kochanowski − with outlooks pertaining to faith and problems of eschatological nature. The thesis of the analysis is that Kochanowski in his late, mature poetry recedes from Renaissance perspective of the world as something harmonious, towards the vision of the human fate as unknown, undiscovered, mysterious. The article points that it is an attitude close to baroque creation of the world full of paradoxes, which is unpredictable, unstable, protean and it exists in the shadow of vanitas. It was also found that Jan Kochanowski articulated new, baroque tendencies and expressed them using classical language, compatible with Renaissance poetics and rhetoric.

  • Issue Year: 54/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 93-125
  • Page Count: 33
  • Language: Polish