Czesław Miłosz on Conrad’s Polish stereotypes

2014
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article
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dc.abstract.enIn an essay entitled Conrad’s Stereotypes - published in 1957 - Miłosz sees Conrad as "the typical old Polish nobleman who remained faithful to the way in which he had lived and thought as a young man." Miłosz speaks of his own affi nity with Conrad (and Mickiewicz), explaining that it derives from a set of shared emotional and historical experiences that were deeply ingrained in the minds of the inhabitants of the ‘Eastern Borderlands’of the old Polish-Lithuanian- Ruthenian Commonwealth. This ‘Eastern Borderlands’ cultural identity may well have enabled Conrad to give an authentic portrayal of the Russian characters in Under Western Eyes. The counterpart to Mickiewicz’s and Conrad’s condemnation of autocracy and the fairness of their attitude towards Russians was Miłosz’s willingness to maintain friendly relations with contemporary Russian ‘dissidents’ who had stood up against the oppressive political system of the Soviet Union. Surprisingly, however, he does not draw any parallels between the Polish stereotype of Russia and the portrayal of Russia which is to be found in Russian political literature. Miłosz concludes by observing that in Under Western Eyes it was only through the purely artistic merits of his writing that Conrad could have hoped to win over his English-speaking readers, while at the same time remaining "faithful to a tradition that would have seemed exotic to anyone living in another country" - and for this achievement he deserves praise.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Polonistyki : Katedra Teorii Literaturypl
dc.contributor.authorDudek, Jolanta - 127799 pl
dc.date.accession2015-07-09pl
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-09T14:24:04Z
dc.date.available2015-07-09T14:24:04Z
dc.date.issued2014pl
dc.date.openaccess12
dc.description.accesstimepo opublikowaniu
dc.description.additionalBibliogr. s. 116-117. Streszcz. ang.pl
dc.description.physical109-117pl
dc.description.versionostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volume9pl
dc.identifier.doi10.4467/20843941YC.14.008.3080pl
dc.identifier.eissn2084-3941pl
dc.identifier.issn1899-3028pl
dc.identifier.projectROD UJ / Ppl
dc.identifier.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/12328
dc.identifier.weblinkhttps://www.ejournals.eu/Yearbook-of-Conrad-Studies/2014/Issue-IX/art/4763/pl
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.rightsDozwolony użytek utworów chronionych*
dc.rights.licenceOTHER
dc.rights.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/4dspace/License/copyright/licencja_copyright.pdf*
dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enCzesław Miłoszpl
dc.subject.enJoseph Conradpl
dc.subject.enPolandpl
dc.subject.enLithuaniapl
dc.subject.enRutheniapl
dc.subject.enUkrainepl
dc.subject.enRussiapl
dc.subject.enApollo Korzeniowskipl
dc.subject.enAdam Mickiewiczpl
dc.subject.enAstolphe de Custinepl
dc.subject.en"Poland and Muscovy"pl
dc.subject.en"Forefathers' Eve"pl
dc.subject.en"Under Western Eyes"pl
dc.subject.en"The Secret Agent"pl
dc.subject.en"Heart of Darkness"pl
dc.subject.en"A Treatise on Poetry"pl
dc.subject.en"A Treatise on Morality"pl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleCzesław Miłosz on Conrad’s Polish stereotypespl
dc.title.journalYearbook of Conrad Studies (Poland)pl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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cris.lastimport.wos
2024-04-09T18:57:05Z
dc.abstract.enpl
In an essay entitled Conrad’s Stereotypes - published in 1957 - Miłosz sees Conrad as "the typical old Polish nobleman who remained faithful to the way in which he had lived and thought as a young man." Miłosz speaks of his own affi nity with Conrad (and Mickiewicz), explaining that it derives from a set of shared emotional and historical experiences that were deeply ingrained in the minds of the inhabitants of the ‘Eastern Borderlands’of the old Polish-Lithuanian- Ruthenian Commonwealth. This ‘Eastern Borderlands’ cultural identity may well have enabled Conrad to give an authentic portrayal of the Russian characters in Under Western Eyes. The counterpart to Mickiewicz’s and Conrad’s condemnation of autocracy and the fairness of their attitude towards Russians was Miłosz’s willingness to maintain friendly relations with contemporary Russian ‘dissidents’ who had stood up against the oppressive political system of the Soviet Union. Surprisingly, however, he does not draw any parallels between the Polish stereotype of Russia and the portrayal of Russia which is to be found in Russian political literature. Miłosz concludes by observing that in Under Western Eyes it was only through the purely artistic merits of his writing that Conrad could have hoped to win over his English-speaking readers, while at the same time remaining "faithful to a tradition that would have seemed exotic to anyone living in another country" - and for this achievement he deserves praise.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Polonistyki : Katedra Teorii Literatury
dc.contributor.authorpl
Dudek, Jolanta - 127799
dc.date.accessionpl
2015-07-09
dc.date.accessioned
2015-07-09T14:24:04Z
dc.date.available
2015-07-09T14:24:04Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2014
dc.date.openaccess
12
dc.description.accesstime
po opublikowaniu
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 116-117. Streszcz. ang.
dc.description.physicalpl
109-117
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
9
dc.identifier.doipl
10.4467/20843941YC.14.008.3080
dc.identifier.eissnpl
2084-3941
dc.identifier.issnpl
1899-3028
dc.identifier.projectpl
ROD UJ / P
dc.identifier.uri
http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/12328
dc.identifier.weblinkpl
https://www.ejournals.eu/Yearbook-of-Conrad-Studies/2014/Issue-IX/art/4763/
dc.languagepl
eng
dc.language.containerpl
eng
dc.rights*
Dozwolony użytek utworów chronionych
dc.rights.licence
OTHER
dc.rights.uri*
http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/4dspace/License/copyright/licencja_copyright.pdf
dc.share.type
otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpl
Czesław Miłosz
dc.subject.enpl
Joseph Conrad
dc.subject.enpl
Poland
dc.subject.enpl
Lithuania
dc.subject.enpl
Ruthenia
dc.subject.enpl
Ukraine
dc.subject.enpl
Russia
dc.subject.enpl
Apollo Korzeniowski
dc.subject.enpl
Adam Mickiewicz
dc.subject.enpl
Astolphe de Custine
dc.subject.enpl
"Poland and Muscovy"
dc.subject.enpl
"Forefathers' Eve"
dc.subject.enpl
"Under Western Eyes"
dc.subject.enpl
"The Secret Agent"
dc.subject.enpl
"Heart of Darkness"
dc.subject.enpl
"A Treatise on Poetry"
dc.subject.enpl
"A Treatise on Morality"
dc.subtypepl
Article
dc.titlepl
Czesław Miłosz on Conrad’s Polish stereotypes
dc.title.journalpl
Yearbook of Conrad Studies (Poland)
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JournalArticle
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