Opisanie Witowa Aleksandra Minora – o „kodowaniu świata” w literaturze baroku

Meluzyna: dawna literatura i kultura. 2015;3 DOI 10.18276/me.2015.2-07


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Journal Title: Meluzyna: dawna literatura i kultura

ISSN: 2449-7339 (Print)

Publisher: Wydawnictwo IBL PAN

Society/Institution: Instytut Badań Literackich PAN

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: Polish

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Agnieszka Łapajska (Uniwersytet Śląski)


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Abstract | Full Text

This paper analyses previously unknown poem, published by Agnieszka Niewiadomska in the“Melusina” (2015, no. 1), from a handwritten silva rerum by Aleksander Minor – cupbearer (cześnik)of Chełm and the author of various texts, mostly occasional texts. “The Description of Witów”(Opisanie Witowa) is a panegyric piece, praising the former mansion in Witów (Lesser Polandregion). The paper attempts to establish the historical, cultural, and literary (especially inthe rhetorical tradition and nobleman poetry topics aspects) contexts of the poem. The juxtapositionof literary conventions with reality known from archives and on-site research allowsto post a question concerning the methods and capabilities of recording reality in literature ofthe second half of the 17th century. The discovery of Minor’s poem is also a contribution to reflecton the legitimacy of researching on non-remarkable texts, which value for literary historyis based not only on the quality of literary features.