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Witold Gombrowicz and James Joyce, photo: Bohdan Paczowski, Wikipedia

As the old saying goes, ‘Great minds think alike’. Well, if that’s true, it’s no surprise that in the most significant books ever written, we are bound to find similar themes, plots, or ideas, even if they were written in different countries or in different eras. Here, then, are six Polish masterpieces that may seem quite familiar if you know your English literature.

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Bolesław Prus (Aleksander Głowacki), photo: Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa Polona

An Esperanto translation of The Doll by Bolesław Prus has been released by the Library of Podlasie and the Białystok Esperanto Association. The work was translated by Tomasz Chmielik.

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Bolesław Prus (Aleksander Głowacki), photo: Cyfrowa Biblioteka Narodowa Polona

Prus was a member and co-creater of the positivist movement, which formed itself (chiefly in Warsaw) in the beginning of the 1870s.

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