Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorKreft, Magdalena
dc.identifier.citationKreft, Magdalena (2019). In articulo mortis. O upamiętnianiu ostatnich słów. Napis, XXV (2019), 231–248.
dc.description.abstractThe topic of the work are the final words, uttered at the point of death, written down and commemorated by their witnesses and by posterity. Occassionally, it is only by decision of the addressees that a statement is ascribed a special significance, granted the features of an apophtegm, and its preservation in the memory of posterity as ‘winged words’ is determined. History and tradition retained many of them. ‘Ultima verba’ come from rulers and commanders, geniuses and artists, saints and convicts, as well as ordinary people. At the point of death common, spontaneously uttered words gain the gravity of ‘testament’ and farewell, and the ones thought through by their author acquire a symbolic meaning. The article recalls the selected ‘final sentences’, but most importantly it proposes a reflection on what ‘ulitma verba’ are, why we ascribe a significance to them, what are their authors’ intentions, what are their recipients’ emotions, how they ennoble the moment of death, and what they say about the human need to possess mementos from the dead – in this case, immaterial ones.en
dc.publisherUniwersytet Warszawski i Instytut Badań Literackich PANpl
dc.rightsUznanie autorstwa-Użycie niekomercyjne 3.0 Polska*
dc.subjectproces umieraniapl
dc.subjectostatnie słowa przed śmierciąpl
dc.subjectpamięć i tradycjapl
dc.subjectfinal words before deathen
dc.subjectmemory and traditionen
dc.subjectprocess of dyingen
dc.titleIn articulo mortis. O upamiętnianiu ostatnich słówpl
dc.title.alternativeIn articulo mortis. On commemorating the final wordsen
dc.contributor.organizationUniwersytet Gdańskipl

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Uznanie autorstwa-Użycie niekomercyjne 3.0 Polska
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Uznanie autorstwa-Użycie niekomercyjne 3.0 Polska