Puszkin czyta Mickiewicza

Zbigniew Kaźmierczyk


This article presents Pushkin's poetic enunciations against the background of polemics about Peter I between the Occidentalists and the Slavophiles. It shows a similarity between Pushkin’s and Nikolay Karamzin's views on autocratic power. It is pointed out that apologetic statements by the court historian and Russia's greatest romantic poet legitimise the Tzarist system's imperial ambitions and lay the foundations for Russian imperialist ideology. The latter, it is noted, embraced an accolade of the skill of starting, waging and winning wars of conquest. It is argued that not only "Ustęp", but the entire part 3 of Mickiewicz's Dziady imparted a final shape to Pushkin's political doctrine. The influence actually extends beyond "Dziady" of Dresden. It also includes Dziady of Kaunas and Vilnius as Evgeny, the hero of Pushkin's "Mednyi Vsadnik" ("The Bronze Horseman"), is used to discredit, via the narrator, both Gustaw and Konrad. It is noted that Pushkin's polemic with both Mickiewicz and the protagonists of his dramas motivated Pushkin's lyrical expression.
Author Zbigniew Kaźmierczyk (FL/PPP)
Zbigniew Kaźmierczyk,,
- Institute of Polish Philology
Other language title versionsPushkin reads Mickiewicz
Publication size in sheets0.50
Book Dąbrowska Magdalena, Głuszkowski Piotr, Kaźmierczyk Zbigniew (eds.): Adam Mickiewicz i Rosjanie, 2020, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar, ISBN 978-83-65390-83-7, 368 p.
Keywords in EnglishOccidentalists, Slavophiles, autocracy, Russian imperial ideology, fatalism
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcepublisherList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 28-01-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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