The Noon of Violence. Norwid on Polish Daggery and French Terrorists in view of violence studies Cover Image
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Południe przemocy. Cyprian Norwid wobec polskich sztyletników i francuskich „terrorystów” w perspektywie violence studies
The Noon of Violence. Norwid on Polish Daggery and French Terrorists in view of violence studies

Author(s): Karol Samsel
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, 19th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Cyprian Norwid; daggery; terrorism; south of the 19th century; violence studies; Last One of Tales
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study is to reinterpret, or at least – to refi ne the complex portrait ofCyprian Norwid as the citizen of so called south noon of the nineteenth century. A phenomenonof that kind above all gives the poet the experience of the violence of a new type (based onthe development of Polish daggery and European terrorism), which we are able to tracepost factum – by looking on his late texts – such as Ostatnia z bajek. There the brutalization inliterary description is not only a specifi c way to experience the whole worldbut also – a way tocomprehend immoral reality. The cases of Adam Gurowski, Henryk Kamieński, Wiera Zasuliczas well as Antoni Berezowski – recalled by Norwid not only in his correspondence, allow thereader to see his general attitude to violence in the spirit of contemporarary studies on violencein literature (so called violence studies).

  • Page Range: 181-191
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish