“Cut out with a razor from white paper.” An outline of Mount Etna. Scraps of journeys and tourist trips
The article examines the image of Mount Etna, the Sicilian volcano, in selected accounts of travellers and tourists. It provides an analysis of the way this image was created in a “conquering” manner, characteristic particularly of 1 description highlighting the landscape-related, aesthetic aspect. The author of the article examines 9th-century authors but not shying away from emotional accounts by Chatea ubriand and J.W. Goethe, A.E. Odyniec’s account of Mickiewicz’s stay in Sicily revealed in his correspondence, descriptions by F.S. Dmochowski, M. Wiszniewski and S. Bełza as well as Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz’s entries in his diaries.