Dziewiętnastowieczny Lwów i jego mieszkańcy w krzywym zwierciadle – na podstawie „Sonetów pełtewnych” Józefa Dunina-Borkowskiego
Nineteenth century Lviv and its residents in a distorting mirror – based on ‘Sonnets peltewne’ by Józef Dunin-Borkowski
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This essay introduces Sonnets by Józef Dunin-Borkowski, a nineteenth-century Polish poet. It shows an original picture of old Lviv – the town and the people. This poems differ from any other sonnets of the romantic period. Borkowski chose a very difficult genre to present whole diversity of the Polish town. In his sonnets we can find for example: psychological portraits of people, city park, castle ruins, everyday objects or even women’s fashion. But the most important thing is that these poems show a nineteenth-century human – his morality, values and behaviours. Borkowski’s literary work is also a great example of satire.
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