„O! posągu Komandora, wejdź nareszcie za mój próg!” (“Oh, Commander statue, cross my threshold at last!”) – Remarks on Jan Lechoń’s “Don Juan” Cover Image
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„O! posągu Komandora, wejdź nareszcie za mój próg!” – uwagi na temat „Don Juana” Jana Lechonia
„O! posągu Komandora, wejdź nareszcie za mój próg!” (“Oh, Commander statue, cross my threshold at last!”) – Remarks on Jan Lechoń’s “Don Juan”

Author(s): Jadwiga Jęcz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Jan Lechoń;"Don Juan";"Lutnia po Bekwarku" ("The Lute after Bekwark");Commander;myth of Don Juan;myth of Casanova;motif of animated statue;Wyspiański's "Acropolis"

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is an attempt at interpretation of Jan Lechoń’s poem "Don Juan" from the collection "Lutnia po Bekwarku" ("The Lute after Bekwark") mainly from the angle of the presence of Commander – Don Juan’s main antagonist and also animated statue without whom the figure of most famous seducer in history would not have reached complete meaning. The author also strove to find possibly greatest number of cultural references, due to which a marked part of the paper is occupied by the figure of Casanova (symbolized by the statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni) and by a description of relations between the myths of Don Juan and Casanova. An attempt is also made to interpret Don Juan in the context of the whole collection of "Lutnia po Bekwarku" with special attention paid to intertextual plays with tradition, such as e.g. the use of the motif of animated statues referring to Stanisław Wyspiański’s "Acropolis".

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 97-111
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish