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„Byłbym spłonął jak plewa” – dystans i autokreacja w „Przypadkach niektórych” Józefa Andrzeja Załuskiego
“I would have burnt to a crisp.”

Distance And Autocreation in Józef Andrzej Załuski’s “Przypadki niektóre” (“Several Cases”)

Author(s): Patrycja Bąkowska
Subject(s): Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Józef Andrzej Załuski; J. A. Załuski’s “Przypadki niektóre [...]”

Summary/Abstract: The article attempts at an interpretation of Józef Andrzej Załuski’s “Przypadki niektóre [...]” (“Several Cases [...]”). The Kiev bishop, known primarily from his social and cultural activities, was in the year 1767 imprisoned and sent to Kaluga by order of Nicolas Repnin. The analysis of the piece, the composition of which was influenced by the experience of captivity, is scarcely present in the state of research, and allows to disclose various modes of the author’s self-presentation in old literature as well as sheds new light on Załuski’s literary creativity. Taking advantage of the tools offered by modern humanities and respecting the role of tradition and the specificity of Old-Polish epoch and Enlightenment, it offers an opportunity to reflect upon pre-romantic awareness of exile.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 7-26
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish