Mirosław Strzyżewski (2020)

Existence, Aesthetics, Criticism. Studies in Polish Romanticism

Verlag Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika
Erscheinungsort Toruń
Sprache Englisch

ISBN: 978-83-231-4312-3

Romanticism in Poland was the first modern era which created the earliest modern intellectual class calling for cultural, political, and civilizational changes, which is similar to the situation in France, Germany, and England. The rebellious spirit of Romanticism in Poland is characterized by stronger foundations and arguments of historiosophical nature. Rebellion in Romanticism was not limited to fighting for the individual freedom of men, as people also fought in the name of national and social freedom. It was a struggle that encompassed many aspects of life and imagination. Romanticism is the child of youth. The youth shaped a new worldview, rebelled against the world order in literature and art, and proposed a new definition of freedom, including not only politics, but also aesthetics, philosophy, music, science, as well as lifestyle, thus imparting on everyday life the qualities of freedom and authenticity.