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Czesław Miłosz on Conrad’s Polish stereotypes


Czesław Miłosz on Conrad’s Polish stereotypes

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dc.contributor.author Dudek, Jolanta [SAP11009702] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-09T14:24:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-09T14:24:04Z
dc.date.issued 2014 pl
dc.identifier.issn 1899-3028 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/12328
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Dozwolony użytek utworów chronionych *
dc.rights.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/4dspace/License/copyright/licencja_copyright.pdf *
dc.title Czesław Miłosz on Conrad’s Polish stereotypes pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 109-117 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 116-117. Streszcz. ang. pl
dc.identifier.weblink https://www.ejournals.eu/Yearbook-of-Conrad-Studies/2014/Issue-IX/art/4763/ pl
dc.abstract.en 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. pl
dc.subject.en Czesław Miłosz pl
dc.subject.en Joseph Conrad pl
dc.subject.en Poland pl
dc.subject.en Lithuania pl
dc.subject.en Ruthenia pl
dc.subject.en Ukraine pl
dc.subject.en Russia pl
dc.subject.en Apollo Korzeniowski pl
dc.subject.en Adam Mickiewicz pl
dc.subject.en Astolphe de Custine pl
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.description.volume 9 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.4467/20843941YC.14.008.3080 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 2084-3941 pl
dc.title.journal Yearbook of Conrad Studies (Poland) pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.date.accession 2015-07-09 pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Polonistyki : Katedra Teorii Literatury pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original OTHER; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; po opublikowaniu; 12; pl
dc.identifier.project ROD UJ / P pl
.pointsMNiSW [2014 B]: 7

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