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An idea about Polish Literature


polishgirltx
9 Mar 2008 #1
and i've got an idea ;)

- Middle Ages:
ex. Bogurodzica: a hymn in praise of the Virgin Mary,

- Renaissance:
ex. Jan Kochanowski,

- Baroque:
ex. Jan Chryzostom Pasek, Jan Andrzej Morsztyn,

- Enlightenment:
ex. Henryk Sienkiewicz, Władysław Reymont,

- Romanticism:
ex. Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki, Cyprian Kamil Norwid,

- Positivism

- Young Poland

- Interbellum

- World War II

- People's Poland
(Socialist realism)

- Modern

carry on :) and have fun, of course :)

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But please don't copy Wikipedia here.. Admin

i meant a conversation about the authors... there is not much in Wikipedia anyway ;P

- Positivism:
ex. Bolesław Prus,

- Young Poland:
ex. Kazimierz Przerwa Tetmajer, Stanisław Przybyszewski,

- Interbellum:
ex. Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński,

- World War II
ex. Zofia Nałkowska,

.....
EbonyandBathory 5 | 249
9 Mar 2008 #2
World War II
ex. Tadeuz Borowski
People's Poland
ex. Czeslow Milosz
Moonlighting 31 | 233
10 Mar 2008 #3
Ha! Thank you so much for posting this. Recently I was searching google for "Polish authors" but the search result was so massive that I couldn't clearly see what I wanted, that is a short list of representative authors, and also a rough structure of thee volution of Polish literature through the ages.

Now I know where to start. I'll start with Mickiewicz, as I always had a preference for romanticism when learning the literature of my own native language (French).

On my latest trip to Kraków, I also bought this book, thinking it could be interesting, but I need to have a more advanced knowledge of the Polish style and vocabulary before I'll start reading it : culture.pl/pl/culture/artykuly/dz_janion_niesamowita_slowianszczyzna
panienka 1 | 205
17 Mar 2008 #4
-Modern:
ex: Wisława Szymborska
:)
z_darius 14 | 3,968
17 Mar 2008 #5
- Middle Ages:
Bulla gnieznienska
Ksiega henrykowska – contains the first sentence written in Polish Day, ut ia pobrusa, a ti poziwai
Kazania swiętokrzyskie
Wincenty Kadlubek
Jan Dlugosz

- Renaissance:
Mikolaj Rey

- World War II
K.K. Baczynski
Wyspianska
17 Mar 2008 #6
check "forbidden poets" such as Edward Stachura, Andrzej Bursa and Rafał Wojaczek (XX century)
panienka 1 | 205
17 Mar 2008 #7
- Renaissance:
Mikolaj Rey

better Mikołaj Rej
tulipan - | 28
17 Mar 2008 #8
Romanticism:
Aleksander Fredro

Positivism:
Eliza Orzeszkowa

Positivism/Young Poland:
Stefan Żeromski

Sienkiewicz and Reymont in Enlightenment??? Noooo....
Wyspianska
17 Mar 2008 #9
Sienkiewicz and Reymont in Enlightenment??? Noooo....

Henryk Sienkiewicz - positivism
Władysław Stanisław Reymont - Positivism / Young Poland

i guess hehe
z_darius 14 | 3,968
17 Mar 2008 #10
better Mikołaj Rej

The author himself used Mikolay Rey:
panienka 1 | 205
17 Mar 2008 #11
yes, he is from family Rey, but today we accept his name mostly as Rej
Wyspianska
17 Mar 2008 #13
you suppose that M. Rej shoud be grateful now? lol
panienka 1 | 205
17 Mar 2008 #14
I accept both.

me too, i just have written the second version
z_darius 14 | 3,968
17 Mar 2008 #15
you suppose that M. Rej shoud be grateful now? lol

I dunno what he would do or not, but I know he wrote about himself "I, Mikolay Rey Z nagłowicz". If the "father of Polish literature" calls himself Rey than who am I to tell him otherwise?

The form Rej was introduced about 350 years after Rey's death.
Wyspianska
17 Mar 2008 #16
z_darius

heh okay, I just wanted to point out that you sounded a bit ... ummm like you will eventually accept both forms and Rej should be happy that you do haha sorry :D
panienka 1 | 205
17 Mar 2008 #17
The form Rej was introduced about 350 years after Rey's death.

Is it any problem for you? lol
z_darius 14 | 3,968
17 Mar 2008 #18
Why? I mentioned the name. You posted a correction. Was it because you had a problem?
Wyspianska
17 Mar 2008 #19
Is it any problem for you? lol

lol yeah, on PF everyone changes my name all the time and even my boy pronounced it incorrect at first hahah umm and i'm still alived XD wonder what they will say in years after my death
panienka 1 | 205
17 Mar 2008 #20
Wyspianska, you know, it's Polish hehe

Was it because you had a problem?

I don't think writing second version is like solving some problems.
Ironside 49 | 10,353
9 Aug 2010 #21
well, that all very nice but...
...
myjustyna 6 | 33
19 May 2011 #23
Merged thread:
Polish Literature

Hello,

What book or BOOKS are suggested for academic study of Polish LITERATURE? (especially Literary History)

PS. Please suggest authentic books. Thanks.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
19 May 2011 #24
I'd suggest Wesele, (Wyspianksi) because it looks at a lot of the ideas prevalent in Young Poland, such as the idea of "blending' the "pure peasant" and the intellectual.
jwojcie 2 | 763
19 May 2011 #25
Try some XX century staff, in my opinion a lot more entertaining that previous literature.
Try for example "A Minor Apocalypse" by Konwicki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadeusz_Konwicki

I remember I enjoyed it. Early XX century is also very nice, Bruno Schulz was a star back then: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Schulz "The Cinnamon Shops" is a pure magic.

Anyway, there is a lot of it, I just liked those two above.. and those are not huge bricks like XIX novels... but "The Doll" by Prus was actually quite good. Pre WWII XX century poetry is also very nice - try Tuwim, Kasprowicz or Leśmian: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%C5%9Bmian

(but I suppose Leśmian is veeery hard to translate to the edge of impossibility probably).

There is of course loads of others with a supposedly main stars of Polish Romanticism like Mickiewicz or Słowacki but personally I almost disdain them (maybe because in school I were told so many times that they are great ;)) which reminds me of Ferdurke by Gombrowicz (great book) "Why admirable if not admirable?" or something along those lines regarding Romanticism ;) Hm.. but from Romanticism I somehow enjoyed "The Un-Divine Comedy" by Zygmunt Krasiński. Hm.. another great guy is Mrozek, try his "Tango" and of course Stanislaw Lem. I marked him because he was really great and kind of world star in SF (but his books are lot more than just SF). You can try something wide know as "Solaris" for example.

Well it is like a stream of consciousness, I think I better stop right now... To sum things up there is also a couple of Polish Nobel prize winners in literature but somehow they are not my favourites.

PS. In my opinion studing history of literature would be much more fun if studied in reverse order from the XX century back to begining. Modern literature is just much more interesting (at least in my view) but teachers tends to spend so much time on previous centuries that there is not enough time for new books.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
19 May 2011 #26
What book or BOOKS are suggested for academic study of Polish LITERATURE? (especially Literary History)

Try Simon Schama "Landscape and Memory". The first section is about the role of Polish literature in the patriotic dream, and the use of nature as an imagery connected with independence.
tomek11
20 May 2011 #27
Tomek Tryzna.
Antek_Stalich 5 | 997
20 May 2011 #28
Leopold Tyrmand and "Dziennik 1954". Highly entertaining.
jwojcie 2 | 763
20 May 2011 #29
Ferdurke by Gombrowicz (great book)

errata: I meant "Ferdydurke": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdydurke
Varsovian 92 | 634
20 May 2011 #30
Why is it that every discussion about Polish literature has to be about dead people?


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