The Adventures of Mr Nicholas Wisdom

Krasicki's novel is the tale of Nicholas Experience (Mikołaj Doświadczyński), a Polish nobleman.

The Adventures of Mr  Nicholas Wisdom

The Adventures of Nicholas Empiricus), written in Polish in 1776 by Ignacy Krasicki, is the first novel composed in the Polish language, and a milestone in Polish literature. Krasicki's novel is the tale of Nicholas Experience (Mikołaj Doświadczyński), a Polish nobleman. During sojourns in Warsaw, Paris, and the fictional island of Nipu (based on Japan, known to natives as Nippon), the protagonist gathers numerous experiences that lead him to a rationalist outlook and teach him how to become a good man, and thus a good citizen. This rationalist outlook, often emphasized in Krasicki's writings, constitutes an apologia for the Enlightenment and physiocratism. The Adventures of Nicholas Experience offers a portrayal both of the 18th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and of the broader European culture of the time.

The Routledge World Companion to Polish Literature

informed Krasicki's The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom – for example, the logical illogic, as it were, of contradiction and the problematics of antinomies. According to Mieczysław Klimowicz, Krasicki's early novelistic explorations ...

The Routledge World Companion to Polish Literature

The Routledge World Companion to Polish Literature offers an introduction to Polish literature through thirty-three case studies, covering works from the Middle Ages up to the present day. Each chapter draws on a text or body of work, examining its historical context, as well as its international reception and position within world literature. The book presents a dual perspective on Polish literature, combining original readings of key texts with discussions of their two-way connections with other literatures across the globe. With a detailed introduction offering a narrative overview, the book is divided into six sections offering a chronological pathway through the material. Contributors from around the world examine the various cultural exchanges at play, with each chapter including: Definitions of key terms and brief overviews of historical and political events, literary eras, trends, movements, groups, and institutions for those new to the area Analysis and notes on translations, including their hidden dimensions and potential Textual focus on poetics, such as strategies of composition, style, and genre A range of historical, sociological, political, and economic contexts From medieval song through to the contemporary novel, this book offers an interpretive history of Polish literature, while also positioning its significance within world literature. The detailed introductions make it accessible to beginners in the area, while the original analysis and focused case studies will also be of interest to researchers.

Rewriting Crusoe

4 SETTING THE SCENE FOR THE POLISH ROBINSONADE The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom (1776) by Ignacy Krasicki and the Early Reception of Robinson Crusoe in Poland, 1769–1775 JAKUB LIPSKI ...

Rewriting Crusoe

Published in 1719, Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe is one of those extraordinary literary works whose importance lies not only in the text itself but in its persistently lively afterlife. German author Johann Gottfried Schnabel—who in 1731 penned his own island narrative—coined the term “Robinsonade” to characterize the genre bred by this classic, and today hundreds of examples can be identified worldwide. This celebratory collection of tercentenary essays testifies to the Robinsonade’s endurance, analyzing its various literary, aesthetic, philosophical, and cultural implications in historical context. Contributors trace the Robinsonade’s roots from the eighteenth century to generic affinities in later traditions, including juvenile fiction, science fiction, and apocalyptic fiction, and finally to contemporary transmedial adaptations in film, television, theater, and popular culture. Taken together, these essays convince us that the genre’s formal and ideological adaptability to changing social and cultural circumstances explains its enduring relevance to this day. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Another Canon

... of the Polish novel with the stylish The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom by Ignacy Krasicki”).6 Helena Goscilo, ... nevertheless had its own voice: The Adventures is read most fruitfully in the context of West European literature ...

Another Canon

Polish contemporary literature is not a closed book to European and world readers. Those not involved professionally in the production or study of literature may well have heard of Stanisaw Lem, Witold Gombrowicz, Czesaw Miosz, Wisawa Szymborska or the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018, Olga Tokarczuk. The situation is different with Polish literature of earlier periods, including the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel. The works of Ignacy Krasicki, Micha Czajkowski, J'ozef Ignacy Kraszewski, Eliza Orzeszkowa, Maria Komornicka, Stefan Zeromski and Bolesaw Prus - the exception perhaps is Henryk Sienkiewicz, whose novels were translated into many languages - did not enter European circulation on any large scale and have rarely been included in comparative studies. Our book attempts to change this perspective and poses the question as to whether another - expanded and more inclusive - literary canon is possible.

Re Reading the Eighteenth Century Novel

1 The novel has been translated into English, and I am using the English title proposed by the translator, though a more accurate translation would be “Nicholas Experience”. See Ignacy Krasicki, The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom, ...

Re Reading the Eighteenth Century Novel

Re-Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel adds to the dynamically developing subfield of reception studies within eighteenth-century studies. Lipski shows how secondary visual and literary texts live their own lives in new contexts, while being also attentive to the possible ways in which these new lives may tell us more about the source texts. To this end the book offers five case studies of how canonical novels of the eighteenth century by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding and Laurence Sterne came to be interpreted by readers from different historical moments. Lipski prioritises responses that may seem non-standard or even disconnected from the original, appreciating difference as a gateway to unobvious territories, as well as expressing doubts regarding readings that verge on misinterpretative appropriation. The material encompasses textual and visual testimonies of reading, including book illustration, prints and drawings, personal documents, reviews, literary texts and literary criticism. The case studies are arranged into three sections: visual transvaluations, reception in Poland and critical afterlives, and are concluded by a discussion of the most recent socio-political uses and revisions of eighteenth-century fiction in the Age of Trump (2016–2020).

World Literature in Theory

And Helena Goscilo, in her 'Introduction' to Krasicki's Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom: 'The Adventures is read most fruitfully in the context of the West European literature on which it drew heavily for inspiration.

World Literature in Theory

World Literature in Theory provides a definitive exploration of the pressing questions facing those studying world literature today. Coverage is split into four parts which examine the origins and seminal formulations of world literature, world literature in the age of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, and localized versions of world literature Contains more than 30 important theoretical essays by the most influential scholars, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hugo Meltzl, Edward Said, Franco Moretti, Jorge Luis Borges, and Gayatri Spivak Includes substantive introductions to each essay, as well as an annotated bibliography for further reading Allows students to understand, articulate, and debate the most important issues in this rapidly changing field of study

Debating World Literature

And Helena Goscilo , in her ' Introduction ' to Krasicki's Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom : ' The Adventures is read most fruitfully in the context of the West European literature on which it drew heavily for inspiration ' .

Debating World Literature

Goethe's Weltliteratur , and the cultural forms of globalization.

Distant Reading

And Helena Goscilo, in her 'Introduction' to Krasicki's Adventures of Mr Nicholas Wisdom: 'The Adventures is read most fruitfully in the context of the West European literature on which it drew heavily for inspiration.

Distant Reading

The formation of an unorthodox literary critic. How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficient? In the ten essays collected in this volume, Franco Moretti reconstructs the intellectual trajectory of his philosophy of ‘distant reading’. From the evolutionary model of ‘Modern European Literature’, through the geo-cultural dominant of ‘Conjectures on World Literature’ and ‘Planet Hollywood’ to the quantitative findings of ‘Style, inc.’ and the abstract patterns of ‘Network Theory, Plot Analysis’, the book follows two decades of critical explorations that have come to define – well beyond the wildest expectations of its author – a growing field of unorthodox literary studies.

World Literature Reader

(Ignacy Krasicki, The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom, Evanston1992, p. xv.) 11 'There wasademand for foreign products, and productionhadto comply', explains Luca Toschi speaking of the Italian narrative market around 1800 ('Alle ...

World Literature Reader

World Literature is an increasingly influential subject in literary studies, which has led to the re-framing of contemporary ideas of ‘national literatures’, language and translation. World Literature: A Reader brings together thirty essential readings which display the theoretical foundations of the subject, as well as showing its conceptual development over a two hundred year period. The book features: an illuminating introduction to the subject, with suggested reading paths to help readers navigate through the materials texts exploring key themes such as globalization, cosmopolitanism, post/trans-nationalism, and translation and nationalism writings by major figures including J. W. Goethe, Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Longxi Zhao, David Damrosch, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Pascale Casanova and Milan Kundera. The early explorations of the meaning of ‘Weltliteratur’ are introduced, while twenty-first century interpretations by leading scholars today show the latest critical developments in the field. The editors offer readers the ideal introduction to the theories and debates surrounding the impact of this crucial area on the modern literary landscape.

A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe

An important exception is the book considered to be the first Polish novel, The Adventures of Mikołaj Doświadczyński by Ignacy Krasicki. The hero (called “Mr. Nicholas Wisdom” in a modern English translation, although the Polish ...

A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe

A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe is a two-volume project, authored by an international team of researchers, and offering the first-ever synthetic overview of the history of modern political thought in East Central Europe. Covering twenty national cultures and languages, the ensuing work goes beyond the conventional nation-centered narrative and offers a novel vision especially sensitive to the cross-cultural entanglement of discourses. Devising a regional perspective, the authors avoid projecting the Western European analytical and conceptual schemes on the whole continent, and develop instead new concepts, patterns of periodization and interpretative models. At the same time, they also reject the self-enclosing Eastern or Central European regionalist narratives and instead emphasize the multifarious dialogue of the region with the rest of the world. Along these lines, the two volumes are intended to make these cultures available for the global 'market of ideas' and also help rethinking some of the basic assumptions about the history of modern political thought, and modernity as such. The first volume deals with the period ranging from the Late Enlightenment to the First World War. It is structured along four broader chronological and thematic units: Enlightenment reformism, Romanticism and the national revivals, late nineteenth-century institutionalization of the national and state-building projects, and the new ideologies of the fin-de-siècle facing the rise of mass politics. Along these lines, the authors trace the continuities and ruptures of political discourses. They focus especially on the ways East Central European political thinkers sought to bridge the gap between the idealized Western type of modernity and their own societies challenged by overlapping national projects, social and cultural fragmentation, and the lack of institutional continuity.

The Life Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin

... Watched Trains Bohumil Hrabal Erich Kästner Fabian : The Story of a Moralist The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom Ignacy Krasicki Miroslav Krleža Karin Michaëlis Andrey Platonov Arthur Schnitzler The Return of Philip Latinowicz The ...

The Life   Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin

Ivan Chonkin is a simple, bumbling peasant who has been drafted into the Red Army. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, he is sent to an obscure village with one week's ration of canned meat and orders to guard a downed plane. Apparently forgotten by his unit, Chonkin resumes his life as a peasant and passes the war peacefully tending the village postmistress's garden. Just after the German invasion, the secret police discover this mysterious soldier lurking behind the front line. Their pursuit of Chonkin and his determined resistance lead to wild skirmishes and slapstick encounters. Vladimir Voinovich's hilarious satire ridicules everything that was sacred in the Soviet Union, from agricultural reform to the Red Army to Stalin, in a refreshing combination of dissident conscience and universal humor.

Dystopia n Matters

Ignacy Krasicki is the author of Mikolaja Doswiadczynskiego Przypadki (The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom or The Adventures of Nicholas Experience), published in 1776, considered to be the first Polish novel, whose second of three ...

Dystopia n  Matters

The volume is divided into two parts, separated by an Intermezzo. The first part, “Dystopia Matters”, benefits from the contribution of reputed scholars of the field of Utopian Studies, who were asked to make a statement explaining why dystopia is important. The Intermezzo completes this part and offers the reader an informed discussion of the concepts of utopia, dystopia and anti-utopia whilst providing ground for the case studies presented in the second part, in the sections devoted to literature, film, and theatre. In one way or another, despite the variety of approaches, all contributors argue for the idea that, if dystopia has invaded most forms of contemporary discourse, its sibling, utopia, has not been eradicated from the scene. Furthermore, the studies show that the tension between the two concepts is instrumental to our cautious, conscious, and tentative construction of the future.

Pretender to the Throne

... Moralist The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom The Return of Philip Latinowicz Erich Kästner Ignacy Krasicki Miroslav Krleža Karin Michaëlis The Dangerous Age The Foundation Pit The Road to the Open Andrey Platonov Arthur Schnitzler ...

Pretender to the Throne

This hilarious novel follows the continuing adventures of the simple peasant Ivan Chonkin, who has been arrested as a traitor to the motherland after spending World War II happily tending a garden. Lacking evidence against him, the bumbling bureaucrats base their case on a rumor in his home village that he is the illegitimate son of a prince. The comic case of mistaken identity escalates as they accuse this unlikely prince of working in league with Hitler to restore the monarchy. In this sequel to The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin, Voinovich ridicules everything that was sacred in the Soviet Union - including the army, the justice system, the press, and Stalin - in a refreshing combination of dissident conscience and universal humor.

Encyclopedia of the Novel

As a milestone in that modern development there stood a novel Mikoiaja Dos'wiadczyriskiego przypadki (1776; The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom), published under the pen name X.B.W., an abbreviation for Xiaze Biskup Warminski (Prince ...

Encyclopedia of the Novel

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

In America

As it happens I'd once read ( in a French translation ) the book entitled The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom , which describes Wisdom's sojourn in an ideal , consummately isolated community , in fact it is an island , called Nipu .

In America

A glorious, sweeping new novel from the bestselling author of The Volcano Lover. The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag's bestselling 1992 novel, retold the love story of Emma Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson with consummate power. In her enthralling new novel--once again based on a real story--Sontag shows us our own country on the cusp of modernity. In 1876 a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travel to California to found a "utopian" commune. Maryna, who has renounced her career, is accompanied by her small son and husband; in her entourage is a rising young writer who is in love with her. The novel portrays a West that is still largely empty, where white settlers confront native Californians and Asian coolies. The image of America, and of California--as fantasy, as escape, as radical simplification--constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the émigrés go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage. In America is a big, juicy, surprising book--about a woman's search for self-transformation, about the fate of idealism, about the world of the theater--that will captivate its readers from the first page. It is Sontag's most delicious, most brilliant achievement. In America is the winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction.

Teresa

... Grillet Snapshots Arthur Schnitzler The Road to the Open Ignacy Krasicki The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom Miroslav Krleza The Return of Philip Latinowicz Yury Trifonov Disappearance Evgeniya Tur Antonina Curzio Malaparte Kaputt ...

Teresa

A young woman in 1880s Italy is forbidden to marry a dashing young man because he has no money. Teresa Caccia is put to work by her father, looking after her younger siblings, and only when they grow up is she able to join her love.

The Encyclopedia of the Dead

Ignacy Krasicki Alain Robbe - Grillet The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom Snapshots Miroslav Krleza The Return of Philip Latinowicz Arthur Schnitzler The Road to the Open Curzio Malaparte Kaputt The Skin Yury Trifonov Disappearance ...

The Encyclopedia of the Dead

In these stories Kis depicts human relationships, encounters, landscapes- the multitude of details that make up a human life.

Preparing Liberty in Central Europe

He was the author of the first Polish novel Mikołaja Doświadczyńskiego przypadki (1776; The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom). Dositej Obradović (1739 - 1811), Serbian writer and educator. In his autobiography Život i priključenija ...

Preparing Liberty in Central Europe

The often turbulent history of the Czechs and Slovaks in the 20th Century, leading from the Czechoslovak Republic to four decades of communist rule, ended with the Velvet Revolution in 1989. The independent Czech and Slovak democracies achieved EU membership in 2004. While their political histories under Austrian and Hungarian rule in 19th Century has been widely researched, their intellectual history is still largely unknown, mainly due to a lack of English translations. Preparing Liberty in Central Europe provides a collection of newly translated texts by Czech and Slovak intellectuals and political thinkers, covering the period of time from the Spring of Nations in 1848 to the Spring of Prague in 1968. The collection includes Ján Kollár’s On literary reciprocity, T.G. Masaryk’s The difficulties of Democracy and the debate about the Czech Fate between Václav Havel and Milan Kundera in 1968/9. The volume addresses students of history, philosophy, political science and Slavic Studies, interested in issues such as Slavonic national revival, Panslavism, Austroslavism, liberalism and Human Rights. Additional comments on text and author guide the reader through one hundred and thirty years of Czech and Slovak political thought. A large selected bibliography and index complement the volume.

The Wandering Jew

... Dead Hourglass Ignacy Krasicki The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom Yury Trifonov Disappearance Evgeniya Tur Antonina Ludvík Vaculík The Axe Miroslav Krleza The Return of Philip Latinowicz Curzio Malaparte Kaputt The Skin Vladimir ...

The Wandering Jew

According to the myth of the Wandering Jew, Ahasverus denied Christ a resting place while Christ was traveling to Golgotha. In turn, Ahasverus was cursed to roam the earth until the Second Coming. Stefan Heym's novel The Wandering Jew re-creates and expands this myth to propose that the right synthesis of love and rebellion can bring human-kind to the Kingdom of Heaven. Beginning at the Beginning, Heym introduces both Ahasverus and Lucifer as angels in free fall, cast out of heaven for their opinions of God's order. The story follows their respective oppositions through the rest of time: Ahasverus defiant through protest rooted in love and a faith in progress, and Lucifer rebellious by means of his biblically familiar methods. In a doggedly funny eternity of run-ins, debates, and meddling with such characters as Christ, a disciple of Martin Luther, and a twentieth-century Marxist professor in East Germany, Ahasverus and Lucifer struggle on, awaiting the Second Coming.

Fertility and Other Stories

Ignacy Krasicki Alain Robbe - Grillet The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom Snapshots Miroslav Krleza Arthur Schnitzler The Return of Philip Latinowicz The Road to the Open Curzio Malaparte Kaputt The Skin Yury Trifonov Disappearance ...

Fertility and Other Stories

Combining traditional elements with the fantastic and the surreal, Ivanov's stories address not only the themes of the Russian revolution but also the quiet world of man and nature, and the elemental bond that tied peasants to their native land.