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2009 | 3(117) | 33-46
Article title

JOSEPH CONRAD VS. MARSHAL PILSUDSKI (O Conradzie i Pilsudskim)

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PL
Abstracts
EN
The aim of this article is to present the parallels between two well-known figures, the men who were born on the borderlands of nineteenth-century Poland. One of them was an eminent Polish politician, Józef Pilsudski, and the other, a distinguished English writer - Joseph Conrad. Both of them had several things in common, for example: they had been born into landed-gentry families (the so-called 'szlachta'); they were raised in a patriotic atmosphere within the shadow cast by national tragedy of the 1863 Uprising; they assimilated the cult of Polish romantic literature. However, later, their lives differed. Conrad did not believe in a reconstruction of independent Poland. Pilsudski, on the other hand, was the one who substantiated the restoration of the Polish state. Having achieved that, he gained the writer's respect - whereas the politician became a great admirer of the author of Lord Jim.
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33-46
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Stefan Zabierowski, Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach, Instytut Nauk o Kulturze, pl. Sejmu Slaskiego 1, 40-032 Katowice, Poland
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA067031
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.d0f739a7-f364-3ad2-9c02-73fdf23ec5f7
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