Adam Mickiewicz: Sonety krymskie [Crimean sonnets] (3788 words)

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Sonety krymskie [Crimean Sonnets] is a sequence of eighteen sonnets by Poland’s national poet Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855). Published in Moscow in 1826 together with a cycle of erotic (vel Odessa) sonnets under the omnibus title Sonety, the work is a programmatic exercise in romantic Orientalism that draws unabashedly on, among others, Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Silvestre de Sacy’s Chrestomathie arabe, Alexander Pushkin’s Fountain of Bakhchisarai, Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall’s Geschichte der schönen Redekünste Persiens, and One Thousand and One Nights. And it is to Goethe’s West-&…

Citation: Koropeckyj, Roman. "Sonety krymskie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 November 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=33995, accessed 09 August 2022.]

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