Paweł Ksawery Brzostowski’s „Rozmyślanie na wsi w Turgielach” Cover Image

„Rozmyślanie na wsi w Turgielach” Pawła Ksawerego Brzostowskiego
Paweł Ksawery Brzostowski’s „Rozmyślanie na wsi w Turgielach”

Author(s): Magdalena Ślusarska
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theology and Religion, Polish Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: meditation; essay; Christian religion; moral order; free thinking; decay of morals

Summary/Abstract: The dissertation presents a preliminary analysis of Pawel Ksawery Brzostowski’s „Rozmyślanie na wsi w Turgielach” – a work that has so far escaped the attention of researchers. It attempts to demonstrate that the meditation, rooted in the rhetorical tradition, bears at the same time certain features of the essay, constituting an interesting example of the author’s implementation of a new literary genre, which gained more and more popularity at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. Brzostowski left a rich, albeit not very original literary output. He used various forms of artistic expression. „Rozmyślanie na wsi w Turgielach” completes his previous achievements. Undertaking of a new challenge indicates the attitude of openness on the part of the writer, the readiness to experiment in the field of form and the willingness to broaden the limits of speech. It is also important for better understanding of the history of the essay in relation to Polish literature.

  • Issue Year: 10/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 117-140
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish