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Camões i smak sardynek. Polskie dziewiętnastowieczne relacje z podróży do Portugalii
Camões and the taste of sardines. Polish 19th century relations from journeys to Portugal

Author(s): Magdalena Bąk
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Social history, 19th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Camões; Poland; Portugal
Summary/Abstract: The aim of this book is to analyse the Polish 19th century accounts of journeys to Portugal. Though it was certainly not the most popular destination for Polish travellers, there are several interesting relations that present Portuguese phenomena to the Polish readers. The following – mostly forgotten – books are recalled here: Two years in Spain and Portugal during the civil war 1838–1840 by Karol Dembowski, Memories of the journey through Denmark, Norway, England, Portugal, Spain and Morocco by Teodor Tripplin, fragments of Władysław Mickiewicz’s Memoirs, Adolf Pawiński’s Portugal. Letters from the journey and the Portuguese part of the book How to travel at little cost? Iberian voyages by Wincenty Lutosławski. The last chapter of the book is dedicated to Stefan Szolc‑ Rogoziński’s Sailing along the cost of West Africa, and in particular the part concerning Madeira. The analyses presented in the book aim at revealing different strategies of perceiving and describing Portuguese phenomena by Polish 19th century travellers. It also enables the author to highlight some common elements observed in all analysed texts – they reveal specifically the attitude of the writers, determined by their Polish culture. Such elements become evident when analysed in comparison with the accounts written by representatives of other European nations (especially the English, whose reports of journeys to Portugal seem to be the most significant in the 19th century).

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3710-4
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3709-8
  • Page Count: 208
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish