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2009 | 50 | 2(295) | 133-154
Article title

CELESTIAL SPACES AS A ELEMENT OF THE REPRESENTED WORLD IN THE POEMS OF JÓZEF BOHDAN ZALESKI (Przestrzen nieba jako element swiata przedstawionego w utworach poetyckich Józefa Bohdana Zaleskiego)

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This article is an attempt at compiling a typology of the various kinds of celestial spaces evoked in the poems of Józef Bohdan Zaleski (1802-1886), and in this way pave the way for a comprehensive study of the thematic and formal structures of his poetic imagination. The relevant passages are arranged in accordance with their thematic reference, ie. descriptions of the colours of the sky at various times of day, evocations of celestial bodies, heavens as a mythical space, and the sky/heavens as a site of the extraordinary or the supernatural. Zaleski's idea of celestial space spanned both the physical skies (with its visible heavenly bodies) and the mythical, extrasensory heavens (with God, the angels, and the home of the immortal souls); its various aspects were indicated by gradations of light and changing colours, suggestions of expansiveness and immeasurability, as well as the defining signpost, 'up there'. In the creation of his celestial spaces Zaleski drew on the conventions of sentimental poetry, Romanticism and folklore.
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50
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133-154
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ARTICLE
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  • Agnieszka Bal, Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny w Krakowie, Instytut Filologii Polskiej, ul. Podchorazych 2, 30-048 Kraków, Poland
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09PLAAAA06915
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