• Listy Anny z Mycielskich Radziwiłłowej oraz diariusz Charles’a de Saint-Pola jako źródło do badań działalności „dyplomatycznej” wojewodziny wileńskiej

    Author: Paulina Grobelna-Mazurek
    Institution: Uniwersytet im. A. Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
    Author: Bernadetta Manyś
    Institution: Uniwersytet im. A. Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
    Year of publication: 2019
    Source: Show
    Pages: 100-116
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/hso190304
    PDF: hso/22/hso2204.pdf

    In the following paper the authors decided to discuss the „diplomatic” correspondence of the Anna Radziwiłłowa (de domo Mycielska) and the diary of the baron Charles de Saint-Pol, which are nowadays in the repertory of the Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw, touching the matter of the action took by the second wife of the Michał Kazimierz Radziwiłł „Rybeńko” in the case of his son „Panie Kochanku” (Karol Stanisław Radziwiłł) in the 1764.

  • Breslavia nelle lettere di Niccolò Paganini

    Author: Luca Palmarini
    Institution: Uniwersytet Jagielloński
    Year of publication: 2014
    Source: Show
    Pages: 177-206
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/IW.2014.05.07
    PDF: iw/05/iw507.pdf


    The life and works of Niccolò Paganini, a Genoese violinist, are the subject of many texts and articles. Despite the discovery of his letters and the existence of his numerous biographies, often divergent in content, from which I will try to reveal and compare more accurate and reliable information, there are many unclear issues concerning various episodes of his life. These doubts concern his stay in Wrocław, an episode of his life thought of as secondary in relation to many others, but in which many important events took place, events allowing for enrichment of his biography and getting to better know the personality of the Genoese master. The article offers an analysis of the master’s stay in Wrocław, comparing his more reliable biographies, extracting information from his personal letters, which are a valuable literary source, and not forgetting the art for which he lived, music.

  • Le lettere di Tomasz Kajetan Węgierski scritte durante il viaggio del 1779 attraverso il Veneto

    Author: Małgorzata Ewa Kowalczyk
    Institution: Uniwersytet Wrocławski
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7623-1567
    Year of publication: 2021
    Source: Show
    Pages: 69-85
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/IW.2021.12.2.04
    PDF: iw/12_2/iw12204.pdf

    In the rich prose of Tomasz Kajetan Węgierski (1755-1787), a talented poet and satirist, a special place is occupied by a French-language diary. This diary was in the form of letters written during a journey around Italy in 1779. His recipient was a certain Julia, a friend and lover of the poet living in Paris. His letters survived in the Manuscript Section of the Jagiellonian Library in Krakow, though, unfortunately, as an incomplete copy only: just seven letters, written in November and December from Verona, Vicenza, Padua, and Venice, have been preserved entirely. We also have the beginning of an eighth letter, written from Venice. Furthermore, we have the poet’s comments on several missing letters, four of which refer to the city on the lagoon and one to Ferrara. There is also a fragment of a letter from Rome devoted to the catacombs. From its content, we learn that the poet intended to return to the city of St. Mark to see the wedding ceremony of the Venetian Republic with the sea. The aim of this article is to present the motivations that prompted the poet to leave the PolishLithuanian Commonwealth, as well as to analyse his impressions from his trip around Veneto. It is worth noting that this region was only a stage, though a very important one, on the poet’s route leading to the capital of the Papal States. This Italian region fascinated, surprised, and shocked the Pole, and in his notes, which are full of anecdotes and jokes, we find extensive descriptions of the history and culture of Verona, Vicenza, Padua, and Venice. Also included are more-detailed characteristics of the inhabitants and their customs, as well as all kinds of information about everyday life on the road. Węgierski’s narrative, though different in many respects from the travel descriptions of his predecessors, is quite typical of the century in which he lived.

  • Circles, networks, and relations of Jerzy Giedroyc and “Kultura”

    Author: Iwona Hofman
    Institution: Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0492-5169
    Published online: 25 September 2021
    Final submission: 3 August 2021
    Printed issue: 2021
    Source: Show
    Page no: 12
    Pages: 193-204
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy202145
    PDF: ppsy/50/ppsy202145.pdf

    The purpose of the article is to describe the model and method of management of the Literary Institute and “Kultura” by Jerzy Giedroyc using the categories of circles, networks, and relations, verifying in this way the editor’s legend. The analysis covered the entire period of the Institute’s operation (1946-2000), comparing the internal periodization of the activity with the changes of the authors in the “Kultura” circle, which made it possible to distinguish between the friendly and home circle and three authors’ circles. The diaries, biographies, and letters provided the grounds to emphasize the significance of the network for building the position of “Kultura” as an opinion-forming magazine and a place of help for emigrant writers. Managing “Kultura” is presented, which is focused on creating relations and being objective. Synthesis, content analysis, and comparative methods have been used. This problem has not been discussed so far in the extensive literature on the subject.

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