Mickiewiczowski kapitan Ryków i jego "kariera" w literaturze polskiej XIX i początku XX wieku

Piotr Koprowski

Abstract

The article sets out to present the characters of Russian officers in the space of Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz, Fantazy by Juliusz Słowacki and Ozimina by Wacław Berent, in a "career" context. Captain Ryków, created by Mickiewicz, made a rather unique, literary "career". Słowacki and Berent followed up on this theme in their works. The presence of a captain, a major and a colonel testifies to a peculiar demand for Russian military men and to a demand for characters who, entering a Polish community (comprised of parochial nobility from Lithuania, Podolian aristocracy and Warsaw townspeople), were to contribute, in one way or another, to change and transformation of that community. They were to play – and at least to some extent they did play – the role of a catalyst, expediting the crystallization of a specific novum saturated with positive values. The skilful interweaving of an ideological and constructive message with elements of formal structure of the works reinforced the „mission” of the Russian military characters. Their role, seemingly minor or even marginal, actually "opens" an insight into important issues of extreme significance for the message and meaning of "Pan Tadeusz", "Fantazy" and "Ozimina".
Author Piotr Koprowski (FH / IH)
Piotr Koprowski,,
- Institute of History
Other language title versionsMickiewicz's captain Ryków and his "career" in Polish literature in the 19th and early 20th centuries
Pages80-88
Publication size in sheets0.5
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 Englishliterary career, Polish literature, captain Ryków, major Voldemar Khavrilowich, colonel
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcepublisherList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 28-01-2020, MonographChapterAuthor
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