„…Anioł życia zadrżał we mnie” – romantyczne doświadczenie duchowości w liryce Juliusza Słowackiego
"... THE ANGEL OF LIFE TREMBLED IN ME" - THE ROMANTIC EXPERIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY IN JULIUSZ SLOWACKI’S LYRIC POETRY

Author(s): Ewelina Szarek
Subject(s): Literary Texts, Poetry
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: angel; spirituality; romanticism; infinity; angelology; christian misticism

Summary/Abstract: It is chiefly literature that has shaped popular images of celestial beings, and so not surprisingly many works of different literary periods provide the motif of angels. During the Romantic period, the interests in angels grew significantly as people tended to believe in the power of feelings and intuition, and were concerned with mysticism and fantasy. Juliusz Słowacki, known for his angelological inclinations, derived his visions from many cultures and traditions, from the biblical through the mystical to the purely literary. Each of his angelic images is original and does not follow the established patterns of representation. The motif of angels, whose physical and psychological traits have been recorded over centuries, does not require detailed description or much complementing, yet it seems worthwhile drawing attention to the literary recreation of the motif and its functioning as an element of Słowacki’s spiritual philosophy.

  • Issue Year: 53/2016
  • Issue No: 53
  • Page Range: 331-347
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish