Zygmunt Krasiński: The Undivine Comedy. A New English Translation by Charles Kraszewski
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Language: English. Published on March 25, 2013. Plays » European / French.
Count Henryk is a Byronic poet. So devoted is he to ideal beauty, that he neglects his very real wife and son, and is led near his own death by Poetry Incarnate, who is nothing more than the diabolically reanimated corpse of a whore. From poetry, Henryk moves on to politics; the Undivine Comedy predates Marx by decades in its prophecy of coming class warfare, which nothing can solve but charity.