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Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6925-5907 Maleszyńska Joanna

Abstract

The founders of the first literary café in reborn Poland, namely ‘Pikador’ in Warsaw, chose a poem by Jan Lechoń for the inauguration ceremony in November 1918. In the poem, titled Mochnacki, the young poet recollects a historical concert of Maurycy Mochnacki, a Romantic tribune of the 19th-century Warsaw, a pianist and a writer. Different possibilities of interpretation of the work, which is heavily emotional – ranging from patriotic poetry, through an almost social satire to an intimate confession encoded in the form of a description of a piano concert and reactions of the foreign audience to it – are not contradictory as they complement each other well.

Keywords

Romanticism, Reborn Poland, literary café, patriotic poetry, independence poetry

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First Page

171

Last Page

186

Language

eng

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