Job’s Grass (a Gloss to J.I. Kraszewski) Cover Image

„Trawka Hioba” (glosa do Kraszewskiego)
Job’s Grass (a Gloss to J.I. Kraszewski)

Author(s): Tadeusz Budrewicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Polish Literature
Published by: Towarzystwo Literackie im. Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Jozef-Ignacy Kraszewski; cycle; biblical intertexts; Book of Job

Summary/Abstract: Suggested is one of the ways of arranging Józef-Ignacy Kraszewski’s novels into cycles. It is based on mottos, citations and allusions. The mottos from the Book of Job are used in the following works: ‘Pamiętniki nieznajomego’ (1847), ‘Sfinks’ (1854), ‘Hymny boleści’ (1857) and in ‘Powieść bez tytułu’. Quotations from the Book of Job can be encountered in these same works as well as in the novels ‘Choroby wieku’ and ‘Dwa światy’. Mottos from the Bible appear in the novels: ‘Tomko Prawdzic’, ‘Kordecki’, ‘Dwa światy’, ‘Choroby wieku’, ‘Boża czeladka’. All this leads the article’s author to the conclusion that in 1840s/1850s, Kraszewski was creating an ethical system that reconciled Platonism, Hegelianism and Christianity whilst propagating the attitude of valiant virtue and submissiveness toward one’s lot.

  • Issue Year: XLIV/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 47-62
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish