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Rosja ideologiczna w Zdobyciu władzy Miłosza

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Ideological Russia in The Seizure of Power by Czesław Miłosz
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The article indicates that the lyrical I in the war poetry of Miłosz and the nar- rator in the novel The Seizure of Power are Hegelians. The lyrical I happens to be a Hegelian who is critical of Hegelianism in the name of eternal values, and simi- larly the narrative subject is a Hegelian who operates on certain conditions. The narrator disposes of the Romantic tradition from the standpoint of Hegelian ideas. This very moment he does not voice any reservations about Hegelianism. At the same time he depreciates Hegelianism when he judges the communists’ ability to build a new world. It turns out that they are obsessed with the idea of overwhelm- ing progress, and they yield to the idolatry of the Movement. The author shows the way the patriots are portrayed. They are willing to defend the eternal values blind- ly, and they are Romanticists, worried about the holy values of being. The novel is divided into parts by means of Hegelianism and Romantic patriotism, the latter considered by the narrator to be nationalism. What the article’s author attempts to prove is that the narration is motivated by the sense of contradiction between the Movement and being. At the end of the novel the narrator notices that the tyranny of the Movement seems to be enslavement similar to being engrossed in the Ro- mantic values of existence. For that reason in the novel The Seizure of Power we can find characters who enjoy the freedom which has always pleased honest people.
  • Uniwersytet Gdański
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