"A z pamięci rodzi się sumienie…". Prometeusz Alberta Camusa i Zbigniewa Herberta
"A memory born conscience…". Promethee of Albert Camus and Zbigniew Herbert

Author(s): Joanna Roś
Subject(s): Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Existentialism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: existentialism; Polish literature; Promethean myth reception; literary parallels; human conscience

Summary/Abstract: The ancient Greek tradition talking about the relationship between man and the world so often, has been becoming for ages the basis for the efforts of explanation of man’s place in the universe. Such an effort is visible in the literary works of Zbigniew Herbert and Albert Camus. The purpose of that sketch is to demonstrate the Promethean myth reception in the works of both writers in a way that provokes thoughts about literary parallels that unites those two writers. In Prometheus, asking about the human conscience, memory and solidarity, as in Camus, as well as in Herbert, the author,Joanna Roś, sees some kind of a symbol that would connects „parallel lifes” of Zbigniew Herbertand Albert Camus.

  • Issue Year: XVIII/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 91-100
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish