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Nowoczesność według Miłosza – zarys koncepcji

Katarzyna Lisowska

Modernity according to Miłosz – Concept Outline

In the article the author attempts to reconstruct the concept of modernism present in the essays of Czesław Miłosz. The broad understanding of modernity enabled including in it ideas of the Polish Nobel Prize winner who, in particular in Legends of Modernity and The Land of Ulro, examined analyzed literary and artistic phenomena against the background of civilization processes and philosophical transformations which have taken place in the European culture for several centuries. Observations made, among others, by Ryszard Nycz and Michał Paweł Markowski provided significant context for the literary criticism. The aim of all the reflections was to present Miłosz’s philosophy of life and his rooting in modernist paradigm.