Prof. Stefan Kozak’s Interpretation of the Works of Lesya Ukrainka Cover Image

Twórczość Łesi Ukrainki w recepcji prof. Stefana Kozaka
Prof. Stefan Kozak’s Interpretation of the Works of Lesya Ukrainka

Author(s): Albert Nowacki
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: Lesya Ukrainka; Neo-romanticism; dramaturgy; mythology; Stefan Kozak; Łesia Ukrainka; neoromantyzm; dramaturgia; mitologia

Summary/Abstract: Lesya Ukrainka is one of the most outstanding figures of the Modern-Time Ukrainian literature. Her literary output was a catalyst – and often a leading factor – of changes taking place in the Ukrainian literary development process at the turn of the 20th century. Almost a hundred years after her death, the author is still alive in the awareness of her natives, and her literary legacy is a continuous inspiration for numerous researchers in Ukraine and abroad, including Polish ones. Among the latter is Professor Stefan Kozak, who devoted seven papers to her works. This paper offers a survey of the works of this Polish researcher of Ukrainian literature. His research brings a very intriguing image of Lesya Ukrainka as an outstanding creative mind, who evolved from her initial ethnic poetics towards autonomy and original Romantic conceptions with a degree of modernist tendencies.

  • Issue Year: 60/2012
  • Issue No: 07
  • Page Range: 181-191
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish