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Jak Norwid projektował swój powrót zza grobu
How Norwid Designed His Return from Beyond the Grave

Author(s): Andrzej Fabianowski
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Norwid; Adam Krafft; Adam Mickiewicz; Fryderyk Chopin

Summary/Abstract: In the Romantic period, death and resurrection belonged to the most important categoriesof artistic reflection. Norwid also explored the thanatic and resurrection topics, however hewas more interested in the aesthetic dimension than the theological aspect of returning frombeyond the grave, namely how the values of truth, goodness and beauty initially become thecause of the artist’s suffering to become later a guarantee of his immortality. From the firstemigration poem titled “Adam Krafft” till late works, the poet presented the fate of artistsand the works they created as the operative substance for testing the destruction and rebirthprinciple. Norwid believed that his work, which transcended the rigid confines and obsessionsof its own era, would resurrect in the future.

  • Issue Year: 459/2017
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 19-28
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish