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Stanisława Przybyszewska, photo: Wikimedia

‘I know that you have suffered a great deal because of me,’ the Polish writer Stanisław Przybyszewski wrote in a letter to Aniela Pająk, painter and mother of their illegitimate child Stanisława.

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Stanisława Przybyszewska, photo source: Wikimedia

The most prominent Polish author who lived during the interwar period in Gdańsk. She was a daughter of Stanisław Przybyszewski and painter Aniela Pająkówna. She was born on 1st October, 1901 in Myślenice, died on 15th August, 1935 in Gdańsk.

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Still from ‘Strong Man’, 1929. In the picture: Maria Majdrowicz and Grzegorz Chmara, photo.: The National Film Archive / www.fototeka.fn.org.pl

Strong Man is a 1929 film directed by Henryk Szaro based on a Stanisław Przybyszewski’s novel. The National Film Archive’s digital reconstruction aroused interest and admiration both among audience and film critics, and is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest accomplishments of Polish cinema before 1939.

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Tytus Czyżewski, Portrait of Bruno Jasieński, 1920, oil, canvas, photo: courtesy of the Museum of Art in Łódź, Kultura headquarters in Maisons-Laffitte near Paris, photo by: Wojciech Łaski / East News, Józef Oleszkiewicz, Portrait of Adam Mickiewicz, 1828, donation of Władysław Mickiewicz, photo source: National Museum in Cracow

In order to guide English-speakers towards the Polish authors best suited for their specific tastes, Culture.pl has put together an exclusive guide offering historical context and tailor-made recommendations.

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