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Tryptyk single work   poetry   "Na przekór Rejowi wiersze składałeś"
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Tryptyk
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  • English translation of the title: Triptych
  • English translation of first line: In spite of Rej you composed poems
  • Epigraph: Pamięci M. K. Sarbiewskiego [In Memory of M. K. Sarbiewski]
  • The poem is about Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (or 'Matthias Casimirus Sarbievius'), a Polish poet who was Europe's most prominent Latin poet of the 17th century. Sarbiewski is contrasted with Polish Renaissance poet Mikołaj Rej, who argued that Poles should write in their own language rather than in the European lingua franca of the time, Latin. Rej was the first Polish writer to write exclusively in Polish, and hence a seminal figure in the history of Polish literature and culture. Sarbiewski is perhaps a congenial figure for Baterowicz, who himself writes in (and translates from and into) Romance languages, as well as Polish.
  • The poem is in three parts, numbered in Roman numerals.

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Language: Polish
Last amended 11 Dec 2012 12:34:41
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
  • Rome,
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Latin language
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