The Optimism of 1918
Emil Breiter’s Reading of Stanisław Brzozowski Cover Image
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Optymizm 1918 roku Emila Breitera odczytywanie Stanisława Brzozowskiego
The Optimism of 1918 Emil Breiter’s Reading of Stanisław Brzozowski

Author(s): Elzbieta Wróbel
Subject(s): Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Emil Breiter; Stanisław Brzozowski; criticism; interwar period; polemic
Summary/Abstract: The author analyzes two comments on Stanisław Brzozowski made by Emil Breiter at the dawn of Polish independence. The budding critic was one of the first ones after 1918 to engage with the views of the prominent philosopher of culture. For the author, Breiter perpetuates the manner in which Brzozowski was read and interpreted before the Great War. This unfair and at times even unjust assessment of Brzozowski’s theories put forward by Breiter was the result of–as the article emphasizes–Breiter’s engagement with rationalist tendencies. In addition, the author reminds the reader that Breiter was an enthusiastic proponent of Georges Sorel, who was, in his opinion, the paragon of a social thinker.

  • Page Range: 21-50
  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish