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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Istorija ir archeologija / History and archaeology (H005)
Author(s): Vyšniauskas, Marius
Title: Adomo Mickevičiaus namelio likimas Kaune
Other Title: The fate of “Adam Mickiewicz’s house” in Kaunas
Is part of: Kauno istorijos metraštis. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, T. 13 (2013)
Extent: p. 273-289
Date: 2013
Keywords: Mickevičius, Adomas;Kartofliškės;Dobrovolskis;Spauda;Kaunas;A. Mickevičiaus namelis;Adam Mickiewicz;Kartoliškės;Dobrovolskis;Press;Kaunas;A. Mickiewicz’s house
Abstract: A Lithuanian-Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz (1797-1855) has long been regarded as the national poet of Poland and a deeply revered figure in Lithuania. Monuments to Mickiewicz began to be built after his death in Constantinople (now Istanbul). In 1890, his remains were disinterred, transferred to Poland, and entombed in the crypts of Kraków’s Wawel Cathedral, which is shared with many of those considered important to Poland’s political and cultural history. One of the famous monuments in the provisional capital of Lithuania (Kaunas) was “Mickiewicz’s house” (demolished in 1940). After the graduation of university (1819-1823), under the terms of his university scholarship, Mickiewicz taught at secondary school, in Kaunas. Before moving to a new flat in the market square, Mickiewicz lived for some time in the house, which belonged to Stanislovas Dobrovolskis, the director of Kaunas secondary school. The focus of this article is the fate of “Mickiewicz’s house” in 1890-1940, when it belonged to the last descendant of Dobrovolskis (his granddaughter Alexandra Dobrovolskytė- Vasiljevienė). One of the most important and topical goals of the societies (Lithuanian and Polish) of those times was to prove that Mickiewicz lived in Dobrovolskis’ house. A Lithuanian writer and literary critic Bičiūnas wrote in many Lithuanian newspapers that Mickiewicz did not live in this house, thus it had to be demolished. On the other hand, a Polish activist Bohdan Paszkiewicz, drawing on the information from memoirs and witnesses, tried to prove that the poet lived in the house. In 1925, there were attempts to establish a museum of Mickiewicz, following the tradition of Western Europe. However, Kaunas government did not have enough money to buy the house from the owner. The poet’s house was also very popular among the Polish tourists. [...]
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas,
Appears in Collections:Kauno istorijos metraštis 2013, nr. 13
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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