Archeologia dziewiętnastowiecznej pamięci w insurekcyjnym tryptyku Jarosława Iwaszkiewicza ("Noc czerwcowa", "Zarudzie", "Heydenreich")

Aneta Mazur


Three short “insurrection” stories written by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz in the years 1963–1974 have inspired various interpretations; it seems, however, that there are still many undeciphered codes, references, and allusions. The author’s metatextual comments as well as the implicit poetics of the stories make it possible to consider them as a dialogue with the historical, cultural and aesthetic heritage of the 19th century: as a form of its literary archeology. The article deals with many literary and aesthetic conventions employed in the stories, with the emphasis on the concept of sérénité and on various associations with 19th-century art. Notably, the scope of analysis includes such motifs as, for example, Shakespearian stylization and the Dionissian topos in June Night, the influence of plastic and musical arts in Zarudzie (here the central theme of Mahler’s song), the references to German Romantic lyrics, and Russian realistic prose in Heydenreich. Besides irony, it is the aesthetization of Iwaszkiewicz’s prose that helps to make familiar the painful yet fascinating history of 19th century Poland.
Author Aneta Mazur (FP / IPiK)
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- Instytut Polonistyki i Kulturoznawstwa
Journal seriesWiek XIX : rocznik Towarzystwa Literackiego imienia Adama Mickiewicza, [Rocznik Towarzystwa Literackiego imienia Adama Mickiewicza ], ISSN 2080-0851, [0137-9658], (C 10 pkt)
Issue year2013
Vol6 (48)
Publication size in sheets1.5
Keywords in EnglishJarosław Iwaszkiewicz, "June Night", "Zarudzie", "Heydenreich", January Uprising, short stories, aesthetization
Languagepl polski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; after publication
Score (nominal)10
ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 28-10-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 10.0, 28-10-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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