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Foscolo w „Kłosach” w 1872 roku: polski epizod pośmiertnej wędrówki
Foscolo in Kłosy in 1872: A Polish Episode of Posthumous Wandering

Author(s): Małgorzata Ślarzyńska
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Ugo Foscolo; "Kłosy"; Italian literature; translation

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to present the issue of reception of Ugo Foscolo’s worksin Poland. A particular attention is paid to the multipart article in Kłosy from 1872(No. 374–386) devoted to the Italian artist in connection with the transfer of the poet’sremains – many years after his death in England in 1827 – to the Basilica of Santa Croce inFlorence in 1871. The paper discusses the strategies adopted in the description of elementsof the poet’s biography, including a sentimental key related to the figure of Quirina MocenniMagiotti, an economic key and a moralizing key. Emphasizing the experience of emigrationand compulsory uprooting of the Italian poet from the family land places this specialperiodical return from beyond the grave in a new context determined by the situation inPoland and the resulting condition of artists forced to emigrate. The analysis also involvesunique Polish translations of three of the most important Foscol’s sonnets (*** [Solcataho fronte]; “In morte del fratello Giovanni”; “A Zacinto”) included within the frame of thearticle in Kłosy.

  • Issue Year: 459/2017
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 139-150
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish