Dziennik czasu umierania. O Trzech miesiącach Józefa Narzymskiego
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citation: Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. 134, Studia Historicolitteraria 13 (2013), s. -48
Subject:Polish 19th-century novel
1st person narration
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Description:Dokument cyfrowy wytworzony, opracowany, opublikowany oraz finansowany w ramach programu "Społeczna Odpowiedzialność Nauki" - modułu "Wsparcie dla bibliotek naukowych" przez Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego w projekcie nr rej. SONB/SP/465103/2020 pt. "Organizacja kolekcji czasopism naukowych w Repozytorium UP wraz z wykonaniem rekordów analitycznych".
The novel Trzy miesiące (The Three Months) written by Józef Narzymski in 1873 is notable for two reasons. First, it is a unique biographical document. The author - whose place in the history of Poland was firmly established when he became a much distinguished and celebrated member of the national government during the January Uprising - had been suffering from terminal tuberculosis before the illness ultimately claimed his life at the tender age of 33. The Three Months, written by Narzymski on his deathbed, is a true and compelling reflection of the afterthoughts and introspection of a human being consciously awaiting the life’s end. The other reason why this long-forgotten piece of work is worth of a second mention lies in its purely literary value. Narzymski ventured to present his personal drama through an innovative approach to the application of the literary convention in a sensation novel, whereby the protagonist is an ordinary young man who finds himself in a dire situation. The literary form of his rediscovered intimate diary allowed for conducting subtle psychological observations.