Stanisław Wyspiański: samotnik i gospodarz


  • Jan Tomkowski Instytut Badań Literackich PAN, Warszawa

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Stanisław Wyspiański, Young Poland movement, loneliness, community


Stanisław Wyspiański (1869–1907) was the Polish dramatist, the poet, besides the illustrator and the painter, one of the best known artist of the Young Poland movement. His journey to Europe (particulary to Paris) became very important experience in his life. He discovered the value of loneliness, he had to be alone – as an artist and as a man. He was called “a hermit from Cracow” and for this reason his genius was not always appreciated. However, at the end of life, Wyspiański undergoes a significant transformation: he feels a strong connection to community, as a member of the nation and society, as well as a host.