Puszkin czyta Mickiewicza
AbstractThis 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.
|Other language title versions||Pushkin reads Mickiewicz|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|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 English||Occidentalists, Slavophiles, autocracy, Russian imperial ideology, fatalism|
|Score||= 20.0, 28-01-2020, MonographChapterAuthor|
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