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Przypisy do przypisów Benisławskiej do Benisławskiej
Footnotes to Benisławska’s Footnotes to Benisławska

Author(s): Jan Zieliński
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: This dissertation concerns the rare phenomenon in the Polish eighteen-century poetry, particularly authored by a woman, that is footnotes, occasionally extensive, which Konstancja Benisławska included in some parts of the volume Pieśni sobie śpiewane… (1776). These footnotes, far beyond source references, are where the poet expresses, sometimes emphatically, her moral and religious convictions, and criticisms regarding her contemporary literary life and editorial movement. Thus, Benisławska’s footnotes become an individual seal of a poet-erudite. Aside from the main argument, while delineating the field of research, the author of the article offers a bibliography of the nineteen-century editions of the prayer-book which have not been associated with Benisławska’s name up to now.

  • Page Range: 245-272
  • Page Count: 28
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish