The author of the review presents and evaluates Gustaw Ostasz’s book. He draws attention to the multitude of articles it contains and their diversity: there are sketches, reviews, studies - analyzes and interpretations of poems, as well as reflections on the achievements of selected writers. The author recommends the book to students, teachers and literary researchers.
The author analyses and interprets the poem Rorate coeli by Andrzej Busza within two main contexts: firstly, the origin and poetic realisation of the Advent motif „rorate coeli desuper”, secondly, the structure of psalm as a literary genre, which has fixed indicators of a prayer, including a poetic prayer (invocation, petition, the subject of request). A significant role in the poem is played not...
Editorship and textology of literary works are fields with quite an ambivalent status. On the one hand the range of trends presented in contemporary scientific life seem to lower their prestige (it is enough to mention the requirements for rapid professional advancement or the widely accepted principle of interpretational pluralism). On the other hand fundamental editorial projects are constantly...
The author analyses K.K. Baczyński’s poem Rorate coeli and points out the archetypal texts of this poetic prayer. The trail leads fi rst of all to a well-known Advent song Niebiosa, rosę spuszczajcie nam z góry [Drop down, ye heavens] and then to its original, i.e. the Latin medieval song Rorate, coeli, desuper. The ultimate source of the Advent motif turns out to be the Old Testament Book of Isaiah.
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