“Between the dawn and night’s vanishing”. An Attempt at a New Reading of Norwid’s Poem “Quidam” Cover Image
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„Pomiędzy świtem a nocy zniknięciem”. Próba nowej lektury Norwidowskiego poematu „Quidam”
“Between the dawn and night’s vanishing”. An Attempt at a New Reading of Norwid’s Poem “Quidam”

Author(s): Piotr Chlebowski
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Norwid’s poem “Quidam”; Alexander of Epirus

Summary/Abstract: The article is an attempt at reaching the historiosophic formula of Norwid’s poem “Quidam.” Unlike in the research to date, the author endeavors to prove the Christian breakthrough in history not to be a reduction and departure of old cultures (Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Jewish) but their mutual complementation and maturation, which finds its perfection in the process of axiological and authentic merging of contrasts and contradictions. The tragic life of the protagonists (majority of them perish) in evangelical and eschatological perspective reveals its true sense and dimension: facing “the ultimate,” each becomes someone fully authentic, and at the same time dazzled by the experience of the truth which was not expected though merely predicted, as done by the main hero, a son of Alexander of Epirus.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 107-125
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish