Prosper Mérimée et la Pologne

  • Thierry Laurent Centre de Recherche de l’ICES
Mots-clés: Mérimée, Pologne, Russie, Révoltes antirusses, Lithuanie

Résumé

Prosper Mérimée (1803‐1870), writer and scholar, member of the French Academy, has often evoked in his correspondence, his fictional accounts and his historical studies, the political and cultural past of Poland as well as its conflicting relations with Russia during the 19th century. Unlike many of his romantic contemporaries, he was rather insensitive to the plight of the Poles and made no effort to understand them better. His fear of revolutionary convulsions, his anti‐Catholic prejudices, his too superficial knowledge of local realities and his growing love for Russia throughout his life, probably explain his views. However, we should not forget his friendship with some Poles in exile in France and his support for the Historical and literary library of Paris.

Références

Baschet R., Du Romantisme au Second Empire, Mérimée (1803‐1870), Paris, Nouvelles Éditions Latines, 1959.

Darcos X., Prosper Mérimée, Paris, Flammarion, 1998.

Laurent T., « Prosper Mérimée et la Lituanie », [dans :] E. Aleksandravičius (dir.), Darbai ir Dienos, 2011, no 55.

Markiewicz Z., « La Pologne dans l’œuvre et la vie de Mérimée », [dans :] Revue de Littérature comparée, avril‐juin 1953, vingt‐septième année, no 2.

Mérimée P., Correspondance générale, M. Parturier, P. Josserand, J. Mallionb(dir.), Paris, Le Divan, 1941‐1947, t. 1‐6 ; Toulouse, Privat, 1953‐1964, t. 7‐17.

Mérimée P., Les Cosaques d’autrefois, Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1865.

Mérimée P., « Histoire de Russie, Les Faux Démétrius », [dans :] Idem, Œuvres complètes, A. Fonyi (dir.), Paris, Honoré Champion, 2012, section III, « Histoire », t. 3.

Mérimée P., Mélanges historiques et littéraires, Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1853.

Mérimée P., Romans et Nouvelles, H. Martineau (dir.), Paris, Gallimard, « Bibliothèque de la Pléiade », 1951.

SchmiNlein R., Lokis, la dernière nouvelle de Prosper Mérimée, Bade, Éditions Art et Science, 1949.

Publiée
2020-12-29
Rubrique
Varia