Daleko od mitu. Kresy według Obrębskiego Cover Image
  • Price 2.50 €

Far from Myth. The Borderlands According to Obrębski
Daleko od mitu. Kresy według Obrębskiego

Author(s): Grażyna Borkowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydział Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: literatura polska; Kresy; Józef Obrębski; Polish literature; Kresy (the Eastern Borderlands); Józef Obrębski

Summary/Abstract: The article recalls the Polesian works of Jo´ zef Obre˛bski, a well-known Polish ethnologist who studied the Polish Eastern Borderlands (more specifically: Polesie) in the 1830’s. His view conflicts with the stereotypical picture of the Borderlands established in literary texts. For Obre˛bski the Borderlands were a space of social, national, and religious conflicts between the landowning classes and the peasantry, between shocking poverty and excessive wealth, between Polish identity and the mentality of Belarusian “mużyk”.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 55
  • Page Range: 123-130
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish