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Prawda jako „sacrum” w twórczości Tarasa Szewczenki
Truth as Sacred in the Works of Taras Shevchenko

Author(s): Stefan Kozak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Ukrainian Literature
Published by: Wydział Lingwistyki Stosowanej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Taras Shevchenko

Summary/Abstract: The author analyzes the poetry of Taras Shevchenko in the context of the romantic concept of truth. He researches these poems where the poet shows its essence in the most precise way. Taras Shevchenko is presented as a whistle-blower of native pharisees and false patriots as well as the creator of the Ukrainian historiosophical thoughts. In the scientist’s opinion, the poet became the most ardent enemy of despotic monarchs and political tyrants who violated both human and God’s rights. The article presents the role Taras Shevchenko played among the Ukrainian patriotic and democratic youth, especially in the context of creating the collective imagination. In conclusion, the author states that Shevchenko’s concept of truth is consistent with God’s concept of truth, which the whole writer’s poetry is based on.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 23-47
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Polish