Mickiewicz’s yearning for might. Mystical interpretations of imitatio christi (based on
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Mickiewiczowskie pragnienia mocy.. Mistyczne wykładnie imitatio Christi ("Zdania i uwagi", "Broń mnie przed sobą samym...", "Widzenie")
Mickiewicz’s yearning for might. Mystical interpretations of imitatio christi (based on "Zdania i uwagi" [Sentences and Comments], "Broń mnie przed sobą samym" [Defend me Against Myself…] and "Widzenie" [A Vision])

Author(s): Katarzyna Fedorowicz
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Mickiewicz’s literary output; deification; Zdania i uwagi; Broń mnie przed sobą samym…; Przeciw sobie…; Widzenie; mystical experience
Summary/Abstract: The article makes reference to a wide context of studies devoted to Mickiewicz’s literary output and presents the issues of deification, directing the will at God and imitating Christ as they were tackled by Mickiewicz in "Zdania i uwagi" [Sentences and Comments] cycle, the lyric "Broń mnie przed sobą samym…" [Defend Me Against Myself…] and the lyric "Widzenie" [A Vision]. The same issues can also be found in "Dziady" [Forefathers’ Eve] Part III and Parisian lectures. And imitatio Christi was for Mickiewicz an opportunity to be a part of something divine, act and participate effectively in historical events. Therefore the visions of mystical experience depicted in the lyrics are closely related with Mickiewicz’s political undertaking.

  • Page Range: 304-329
  • Page Count: 26
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish