WIELKOPOLSKA (GREAT POLAND) IN FRANCISZEK MORAWSKI'S LITERARY INTERPRETATIONS. ON THE POET'S REGIONAL INTERESTS AFTER THE NOVEMBER UPRISING (Wielkopolska w sferze wyobrazni poetyckiej Franciszka Morawskiego. O regionalnych zainteresowaniach tworcy po
The article deals with Franciszek Morawski's literary creativity devoted to Wielkopolska (Great Poland), the writer's homeland. Regional motives relevant to us come to voice in his literary output relatively late, when Morawski returned to Poland in 1834 after a two-year exile in Russia, caused by his participation in the November uprising. The invaders made him settle in an estate in Lubonia, which he inherited from his father, far from the cultural centres of the country. The poet for all his life cultivated classicist writing. He belonged to the leading representatives of the later phase of the Enlightenment epoch in Poland. He was characterized by a far-reaching aesthetic liberalism. Morawski showed a deep understanding of the Romantics. His views in this respect manifest fully in the regional texts dealt with in the article. On the one hand, those views consist of the works corresponding to romantic ballads, based on the beliefs of the Wielkopolska (Great Poland) people (yet, brought up by the rationalistic salons, Morawski tried to tame the fantastic motives embedded in him). On the other hand, the poet presents the land of his youth in the classicistic poems, in which he glorifies the culture of the nobility. This aesthetic dualism is in Polish literature of the first half of the 19th century an interesting experiment.
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