It is considered one of the greatest works of both Polish and European Romanticism. The drama's title refers to Dziady , an ancient Slavic and Lithuanian feast commemorating the dead the "forefathers". The drama has four parts, the first of which was never finished. Part III joins historiosophical and individual visions of pain and annexation, especially under the 18th-century partitions of Poland. Part III was written ten years after the others and differs greatly from them. The first to have been composed is "Dziady, Part II," dedicated chiefly to the Dziady Slavic feast of commemoration of the dead which laid the foundations of the poem and is celebrated in what is now Belarus.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dziady , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Dziady. Mar 29, Rosalie rated it it was amazing. I might be crazy but I really did enjoy this book, especially the 3rd Part. In my opinion it's a marvelous example of how beautiful and extraordinary the polish literature can be.
View 1 comment. Sep 07, Gosia rated it really liked it Shelves: lektury. Mar 03, Samantha Michalska rated it it was amazing. The best example of Polish Romanticism and especially Polish messianism. While, at times it is clear that the text was written over a long span of time, and that the author had little intention of connecting the Parts or acts? Warning: the Parts do not go in order. Nov 30, kagali rated it liked it Shelves: classics , , e-book. I and motherland are one.
My name is Million, because for millions do I love and suffer agonies. Aug 05, Alex added it. As a Pole, what can I say about "Dziady"? I decided to leave it unrated, just because you can't really look at "Dziady" as a text It's an experience that every Pole shares, a testament of Polish Romanticism and the partitions period. Like "Ulysses" that I'm currently trying to read in English; god help me , it's highly allusive. Almost impossible to appreciate if you're unaware of undercurrents of Polish history and Romantic thought inhabiting every line.
As As a Pole, what can I say about "Dziady"? As if this weren't enough, it's written in Aesopian language, only welcoming to insiders. Polish high school students are notoriously exasperated by this maddening text :D I highly recommend reading and analysing "Dziady" - or "Pan Tadeusz", for that matter - to any foreigner who wants to gain a deeper understanding of Poland and Poles. This isn't to say you shouldn't take it with a grain of salt - but since every generation is shaped by the previous one, there's still something left in Poles from the partitions period.
Mickiewicz compiles the legends, griefs and hopes of that time, all soaked in the delicious, feverish phantasmagoria of Romanticism. Przeczytanie tego mnie na ten moment przerasta. Nov 27, cerasuspage rated it did not like it. Romantyzm i Mickiewicz - nope. I can't be objective when it comes to Mickiewicz's works. I feel like I'm inclined to admire him. Yes, I'm Polish, but my sympathy comes mostly from knowing the Mickiewicz family personally.
While that certainly adds to the enjoyment I get from reading, still, he is a great writer, and nothing can take that away from him.
Some parts obviously I find better than others, but 'Forefather's Eve' is an amazing work that I'll be fond to go back to in the future. Also, I had to read part 2 for Polish in I can't be objective when it comes to Mickiewicz's works. Also, I had to read part 2 for Polish in middle school. With the help of my teacher, the whole grade gathered in a basement at our school in the evening to read it. We lit some candles, dressed up a little to imitate the ghosts, everyone had their own part to read, and that's what we did - we read.
I can't describe the atmosphere there, it was unbelievable yet beautiful. Literature should definitely be admired in that way more often, as it really gave me the chills; I could taste the climate of the novel in reality. Probably the best reading experience I've ever had in my life. Feb 11, Ewa rated it it was ok. I think I'm just too stupid to understand it. It's a work of art, and I just didn't really like it. It's hard to read I mean, I read "Faust" a few years ago and it also was hard to read, but I really like it.
No, not really. It seems chaotic to me. Forgive me, Mister Bard. Jan 01, Tomasz rated it it was amazing. I really like this story. I always have shivers when I think about "Dziady". This book is difficult in reception; I liked it scarcely after full interpretation in school. Apr 29, Claudia rated it it was amazing. Feb 20, Mario Ognyanov rated it it was amazing. Mar 05, Margo rated it liked it.
May 07, Czarny Pies rated it liked it Shelves: polish-lit. Mar 26, Kinga rated it really liked it Shelves: classics , required-for-school , want-to-re-read , Feb 18, Hania Papiernik rated it it was amazing. Oct 08, Radque rated it did not like it Shelves: , ebook , language-polish , fiction. Jan 29, Tihana rated it it was ok Shelves: college. Maybe one day I'll understand it Nov 10, theguardianofbooks9 rated it liked it.
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