„Пусть же постарается он, чтобы тем лучше удалась ему смерть”. On the Eponymous Protagonist in a

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„Пусть же постарается он, чтобы тем лучше удалась ему смерть”. On the Eponymous Protagonist in a "Story about Siergiej Pietrowicz" by Leonid Andreyev

Author(s): Mirosława Michalska-Suchanek
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Leonid Andreyev; Friedrich Nietzsche; Overman; herd

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to a presentation of the eponymous protagonist in a "Story about Siergiej Pietrowicz" written by Leonid Andreyev. The writer creates a character, who — enchanted with Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy, that is the “Nietzschean bible” in particular, namely, "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" — wants two free himself from the herd-like mentality and find the Overman in himself. Having awareness of his own weaknesses, Siergiej Pietrowicz wishes to endow his own life with highest sense by letting a suicidal act happen, which he understands as a “successful death”.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 63-76
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish