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2013 | 19 | 13-27

Article title

Zgodnie z zasadą 'decorum'. Przyczynek do wyjaśnienia wątków metapoetyckich w "Trenach" Jana Kochanowskiego

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In Line with the Principle of 'Decorum'. A Contribution to Meta-Poetic Threads in Jan Kochanowski's "Laments"

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The essay is an analysis of the so-called „framework” elements in Kochanowski's "Laments" (including the title, dedication, "Epitaph for Hanna Kochanowska"), and metapoetic fragments of the mourning cycle, particularly where the poet refers to the contemporary judgements about the status of poetry and the poet. The author concludes that the author of "Laments" in the late stage of his work not only greatly modified his views on theoretical issues in the art of poetry (because he even contradicts in "Laments" some of his opinions expressed in the previously written poetic manifesto – "The Muse"), but also offered his contemporaries and posterity, more subjective interpretation of the principle of appropriateness ('decorum'), held in a spirit of modernity and in search for new poetic solutions.


  • Uniwersytet Śląski


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