Jakub Bart-Ćišinski

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Jakub Bart-Ćišinski
Bust of Jakub Bart-Ćišinski in Panschwitz-Kuckau, Saxony

Jakub Bart-Ćišinski (20 August 1856 in Kuckau – 16 October 1909 in Panschwitz), also known as Łužičan, Jakub Bart Kukowski, was Sorbian poet, writer and playwright, translator of Czech, Polish, Italian and German literature. He produced his works in Upper Sorbian. He is also an inventor of modern Upper Sorbian poetic language. He has been described as "the classical writer of Sorbian literature."[1]

As a Sorbian writer, he felt that writing the Serbian language and using it for literature and for education would be important for preserving the vitality and distinctiveness of Sorbian culture. But he also realized that it was a double-edged sword, in that education would reduce the isolation of Sorbian culture, making it more vulnerable to outside (mostly German) influence.[2]

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  1. ^ p. 1. Hose, Susanne. 2004. Sorbian proverbs: Serbske prislowa. (Supplement series of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship, 14.) Burlington, VT: University of Vermont.
  2. ^ p. 1. Hose, Susanne. 2004. Sorbian proverbs: Serbske prislowa. (Supplement series of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship, 14.) Burlington, VT: University of Vermont.

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