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Wątki fantastyczne w staropolskiej twórczości sowizdrzałów i babińczyków
Fantastic Motifs in Old Polish Sowizdrzał and Babinian Literature

Author(s): Teresa Banaś-Korniak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The goal of this sketch is to emphasize the uniqueness of fantastic motifs manifestin old Polish texts by humorists representing the European Till Eulenspiegel tradition,which gave rise to the phenomena of the Polish sowizdrzał (Eulenspiegel) andBabinian literature. While the author points to the similarity of dominant themes,she simultaneously emphasizes vital differences in the immanent poetics characterizingthe works by the sowizdrzałs and that typical of the writings by authors representingthe oeuvre of the late 16th-century humorist society called The Republicof Babin. In her article, the author argues that the differences observed may derivefrom the essential dissimilarities separating the two cultural milieus which producedthe texts under study.

  • Page Range: 179-192
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish