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Biografia jako tworzywo poetyckie Juliusza Słowackiego
Biography as Poetic Material of Juliusz Słowacki

Author(s): Andrzej Fabianowski
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Juliusz Słowacki; materiał biograficzny; biografizm; romantyzm; Ignacy Ścibor Marchocki

Summary/Abstract: The subject of the article is the role of the biographic material in Słowacki’s literary work, excerpted from a Volynian legend, concerning the character of the East borderline weirdo, Ignacy Ścibor Marchocki. The figure of Marchocki, whose mansion was visited by Słowacki after the eccentric owner had died, appears in several works: The King of Ladawa, Beniowski, Fantazy. The article includes a reflection on the manner and direction of creating a hero, a kind of reinterpretation of biography as a culture text made by Słowacki in the unfinished novel Le roi de Ladawa. Słowacki does not only mean to show antiques of a well known individualist, but also to create, based on his life, a certain parabol about creative abilities of an individual, about existence as a task, leading to achievement of coherence between one’s own life and more than the individual sense of the world. Słowacki realized all of the project in his genesian period.

  • Issue Year: 426/2009
  • Issue No: 05-06
  • Page Range: 71-76
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish