Cyprian Norwid’s and Czesław Miłosz’s Epiphanies – an Attempt at Close Comparison Cover Image
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Epifanie Norwida i Miłosza. Próba zbliżenia
Cyprian Norwid’s and Czesław Miłosz’s Epiphanies – an Attempt at Close Comparison

Author(s): Karol Samsel
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Culture and social structure , Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Cyprian Norwid; Czesław Miłosz; epiphanies; „Assunta”; „Treatise on Morality”
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the following study is a contrastive analysis of the two different types of epiphanic poetry – Cyprian Norwid’s and Czesław Miłosz’s. A closer analysis reveals a wide range of unexpected similarities. The epiphanic way of thinking, indirectly manifested in Norwid’s poem „Assunta”, shows that Norwid’s nineteenth-century poetics of rationalism truly corresponds with Miłosz’s ‘treatise metaphysics’, especially – „Treatise on Morality”. Moreover, the „Assunta”’s male protagonist has been presented by Norwid in a specific, ‘Miłoszian’ way – as an ironic scepticist affected by a nihilist language, but still… spiritually independent.

  • Page Range: 46-70
  • Page Count: 25
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish