Juliusz Słowacki (4401 words)

Maria Kalinowska (Uniwersytet Warszawski/ University of Warsaw)
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Juliusz Słowacki, poet, playwright, religious thinker, mystic, was the greatest Polish romantic poet alongside Adam Mickiewicz. The impact he had on the evolution of Polish national consciousness and culture was profound, as was his influence on articulating some of the weightiest questions of modern Polish history. Although Słowacki’s output is grounded in the period’s mainstream, informed as it is by European historiosophical and aesthetic thought of the day, his treatment of such romantic categories as freedom, revolution, progress, sacrifice as well as irony and artistry has its own unique, original character. The factor defining the axiological horizon and themes of Słowacki’s œuvre—and, indeed, of P…

Citation: Kalinowska, Maria. "Juliusz Słowacki". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 May 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=12254, accessed 18 September 2020.]

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