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The Blessed Virgin Mary in Young Poland poetry

Author(s): Anna Nosek
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Poetry, Theology and Religion, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: Blessed Virgin Mary; Annunciation; motif of the virginity of the Blessed Mary in literature; Young Poland poetry

Summary/Abstract: The article analyses the motifs of the Virginity and the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary in Young Poland poetry. They appear in the writings of many poets, i.e. Maria Konopnicka, Leopold Staff, Jan Kasprowicz, Bronisława Ostrowska, Kazimiera Zawistowska, Józef Ruffer and others. The interest in the Motherhood of God in this period stemmed mostly from a general increase in religiousness but it also had its national and patriotic roots. The expansiveness of the motifs of Virginity and the Annunciation of St. Mary after 1900 was also connected with the 50th anniversary commemoration of the announcement of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception. The changes in the world-view in the era initialized by vitalism, the fascination with spirituality, broad-sense purity, folk nature and the Franciscan philosophical trend were also significant for the poetic presentation of St. Mary.

  • Issue Year: 14/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 45-59
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish