Religious and national identity in Antanas Baranauskas’s reflection of the poetical self
Articles
Dalia Čiočytė
Published 2015-01-01
https://doi.org/10.15388/Litera.2006.5.8038
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How to Cite

Čiočytė D. (2015) “Religious and national identity in Antanas Baranauskas’s reflection of the poetical self”, Literatūra, 48(5), pp. 97-104. doi: 10.15388/Litera.2006.5.8038.

Abstract

The article seeks to investigate Antanas Baranauskas’s self-conception from the theoretical perspective of phenomenology and theology of literature. The focus of attention are the poet’s early poems, as they demonstrate intensity of the poetical self-consciousness. Baranauskas interprets both religious and patriotic sense of the poetical writing. He contemplates the transcendental meaning of poetry, creates the link between romantic / Biblical prophet and himself as a poet, between the Christian concept of neighbour and national feelings. Baranauskas’s literary thought is ingenious and attentive to semantic undertones.
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