The Crisis of The Romantic Thinking? Remarks about
the Obligations of Literature and Journalism of the 1860s in the letters of Wincenty Pol Cover Image
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Kryzys światopoglądu romantycznego? Uwagi o powinnościach literatury i dziennikarstwa lat 60. XIX wieku w korespondencji Wincentego Pola
The Crisis of The Romantic Thinking? Remarks about the Obligations of Literature and Journalism of the 1860s in the letters of Wincenty Pol

Author(s): Olaf Krysowski
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, 19th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: literature; Romanticism; Positivism; romantic thinking; the 19th century
Summary/Abstract: The article shows that the romantic thinking of Wincenty Pol was redefi ned in the 1860s,which is proved by his correspondence with Józef Ignacy Kraszewski. After the January Uprisingthe author of Mohort demanded leaving the nationalistic and patriotic narration in public lifeso as to make room for the organic ideas formulated mainly in the press. He underlined theusefulness of literature and the press, expressing confi dence in science as the source of practicalknowledge, based on experience and reasoning. This episode incorporates Pol’s biography andworks into deliberation about blurred periodic and ideological boundaries, which were assignedto Romanticism and Positivism by history of literature.

  • Page Range: 192-203
  • Page Count: 11
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish