ON SOME EDITORIAL PROBLEMS OF THE POEM 'ANGEL OF FIRE - MY LEFT ANGEL...' (Nad wierszem 'Aniol ognisty - mój aniol lewy...'. O kilku problemach edytorskich)
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The poem known as 'Angel of fire - my left angel...' consisting of 16 lines has also a version in which the incipit line reads 'The angel of flames, my left angel,' and the poem itself, regardless of minor differences, is 2 lines longer than the known manuscript. The different version was published in 1908 in 'Slowo Polskie' (Polish Word) by Jan Pietrzycki, as he informed, on the basis of Hipolit Blotnicki's copy. Preparing with Zbigniew Przychodniak the critical edition of Slowacki's 'Poems' (Poznan 2005), the editors failed to access the Lvov periodical in question; focusing only on critical editions, they also omitted the popular ones edited by Pini (publ. 1909, 1933, 1937) in which the poem is present in its longer version (Ewa Szczeglacka wrote about this problem a few years ago) and has the incipit title ' Angel of fire - my left angel... By a stroke of luck in December 2008 they received an image of the text published in 'Slowo Polskie'. Thus, it seemed reasonable to complement the piece of information contained in the note to the poem in the 2005 collection. Considering the above, the character of the present paper is to give an extended version of a note to the poem with a full history of the piece. On the margin of the poem's history the author may also raise questions on the authorship of the poem 'The angel of flames, my left angel...
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