On Italian short stories by Dmitri Merezhkovsky Cover Image

O nowelach włoskich Dmitrija Mierieżkowskiego
On Italian short stories by Dmitri Merezhkovsky

Author(s): Justyna Tymieniecka-Suchanek
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: short story; stylization; Italian; Renaissance; motif; Dmitri Sergeevich Merezhkovsky; Dmitri Sergeevic Merezkovskij

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the Italian short stories by Dmitri Merezhkovsky. In her considerations, the author starts from the problem of stylization, but having analysed given works, she comes to a conclusion that they cannot be treated as Renaissance Italian short story – stylised ones because they are just an imitation, paraphrase or a free translation of Italian short stories. Besides, the works by Merezhkovsky lack an internal rift between the model and the primary system of thought due to the absence of the latter. According to the author, the short stories by Merezhkovsky are worth paying attention to for many reasons. First, they mark a direction of the writer's cultural interests. Second, they are a rare genre among his works, and third, they constitute a loose literary series which will become a dominating literary form at the turn of his whole literary output (mainly the novel-like trilogies).

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 9-22
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish