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Keywords: Our Lady Notre Dame Paris Wiktor Hugo ekphrasis cathedral poetry fire

KMT 2019 nr 4 Download PDF

Paying tribute to Notre-Dame de Paris. The cathedral’s portraits in literature. Our Lady as a non-verbal text

Cite: , W hołdzie paryskiej Notre-Dame. Katedra Najświętszej Marii Panny jako obraz w literaturze i jako tekst niewerbalny, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2019( 39) nr 4, s. 97-120.

DOI: 10.21697/kmt.39.5

This article pays tribute to Our Lady in Paris, and was written after the fire. It presents the various portraits of the cathedral in literature starting with the Middle-Ages and François Villon, then François Rabelais, the 19 th century writers such as Hugo, Banville, Gautier, Nerval, till present times with Apollinaire, Przyboś, and Zerdoumi. Not only has the cathedral inspired the writers, Notre- Dame is also a non-verbal text, or a carrier of narrating images. Its reliefs, portals and rose windows recount the history of Redemption and the history of France, many of them refer to the folk imagination or illustrate literary works.

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