RECORDS OF ADAM MICKIEWICZ'S 'SENTENCES AND REMARKS' DISPLAYING SIMILARITY TO ANGELUS SILESIUS' EPIGRAMS
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The article presents a comparison between Adam Mickiewicz's 'Sentences and Remarks' and Angelus Silesius' 'Cherub Wanderer'. The latter became in various degrees a source of inspiration for the Polish poet, who prepared its translations and paraphrases. The records comprising the present article lists the successive manuscripts of Mickiewicz's works bring pieces of information on the state of research (the relationship in question has been troubling scholars for 130 years), and includes commentaries describing the character of the investigated relationship as well as the manifestations of Mickiewicz's originality with reference to theological differences and attributes of poetic language. In the total of 165 Mickiewicz's epigrams the article indicates 95 in which the similarity in question is observable, which is a fair greater number than the previous establishments.
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