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Włoskie wędrówki literackie
Literary Journey Through Italy

Author(s): Dorota Siwor
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego

Summary/Abstract: The starting point for the author’s considerations refer to literary inspirations with the source in Italy and its culture. The essay is devoted to three books: Pamięci Włoch (Memory of Italy) (1982) by Wojciech Karpiński, Droga do Sieny (Road to Sienna) (2005) by Marek Zagańczyk and Włoskie miniatury (Italian miniatures) (2008) by Adam Szczuciński. The intellectual value of the reflection of writers visiting famous places in Italy and the spiritual aspect of these journeys are particularly emphasized. The author illustrates how essayists bind the thoughts concerning art, landscape and literature with remarks about social life, politics, philosophy. She emphasizes both the similarities and the differences in the apprehension of the subject by particular writers, at the same time indicating the literary value of these books. In the conclusion she underlines the role of the creative reading ability, which causes Italian wanderings to become an inspiration on the way to a better understanding of oneself and the surrounding reality.

  • Issue Year: 7/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 212-223
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish