Manichejska podstawa zbliżenia Słowiańszczyzny w twórczości Czesława Miłosza

Zbigniew Kaźmierczyk


The article is an attempt at explaining Czesław Miłosz’s interest in Bogomilism in relation to his lectures about Dostoevsky at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California in Berkeley. Miłosz himself gave a partial explanation of this interest, citing existential and psychological reasons: his “Manichean temperament” as a disposition towards a pessimistic point of view. The author of the article, who accepts the thesis that the ethnogenesis of the Slavs is Iranian, claims that the predilection towards Manichaeism present in Miłosz’s works stems also from relicts of Iranian ethnogenesis that rest in the collective unconsciousness of the Slavs.
Author Zbigniew Kaźmierczyk (FL/PPP)
Zbigniew Kaźmierczyk,,
- Institute of Polish Philology
Other language title versionsManichaeism as the foundation of an approach to Slavic culture in Czesław Miłosz’s works
Book Golachowska Ewa, Pazio-Wlazłowska Dorota (eds.): Konstrukcje i destrukcje tożsamości, t. 5, Granice stare i nowe, 2019, Polska Akademia Nauk, ISBN 978-83-64031-90-8, 394 p.
Keywords in Polishtwórczość Miłosza, manicheizm, Dostojewski, Słowianie, etnogeneza
Keywords in EnglishCzesław Miłosz’s works, Manichaeism, Dostoevsky, Slavs, ethnogenesis
Languagepl polski
LicenseRepository; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)20
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 28-01-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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