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Eurydyka i syreny
Eurydice and the Sirens

Author(s): John Neubauer
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Orpheus; Euridice; Myth; Historiography

Summary/Abstract: The article consists of three sections: the first two concern the spatial and temporal (or geographical and historical) features of our history, whereas the final one, employs the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a double allegory. This myth is presented, firstly, to describe how national movements recuperated the past in order to build national identities, and secondly, as an allegory of our own attempt to recuperate the voices, which have been suppressed by the national awakenings.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 118-123
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish