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Miłosz dla bibliofilów
Miłosz for Bibliophiles

Author(s): Kalina Bahneva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Czesław Miłosz; Child of Europe; translation; Bulgarian bibliophile tradition

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with a Bulgarian translation of Czesław Miłosz‟s poem Child of Europe. The author of the translation, Katia Mitova, was a well-known interpreter of Polish literature and an expert in literature. The translation itself, which appeared in fifty numbered copies, forms a separate bibliophile edition (the illustrator of the volume was Jan Libenstein). The article discusses the aspects connected with the elitism of the edition in the context of interesting Bulgarian bibliophile tradition observed in the interwar period, but also in connection with ambiguous and difficult to understand concepts found in the poem written by the Polish Noble Prize Laureate. The author of the article focuses on the very concept of Europe as it appears in the poem and its connotations to the essence of human intelligence and cognition. Additionally, the article presents various aspects of irony regarded as a form of speech, important not only in the process of appropriate comprehension of this poetic work. In translation, it also helps to attain the correct interpretation of the ideological and artistic contents of the poem.

  • Issue Year: 7/2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 327-340
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish