Pan Tadeusz

Pan Tadeusz

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Overview

An epic tale of country life among the Polish and Lithuanian gentry in 1811-1812, PAN TADEUSZ by Adam Mickiewicz is perhaps Poland's best-known literary work and has been translated into almost every European language. This bilingual edition, with side by side Polish and English, features Kenneth R. Mackenzie's celebrated English translation. The plot has the typical elements of a romantic, historical novel: a feud between two ancient families, a love story crossed by the feud, a mysterious figure who dominates the action, and a number of eccentric subordinate characters humorously depicted. To Poles of all generations, the life, the scenes, and the characters embody the ideals, sentiments and way of life of the whole nation.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945430916
Publisher: Winged Hussar Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Pages: 275
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Author - Adam Mickiewicz is one of the great literary figures of the 19th century. His novel "Pan Tadeusz" is credited to set off the Romantic period of literature. He was a great Polish Patriot who worked for an independent Poland in Europe.

Translator - Mr. Zakrzewski is a literary translator, teacher, scholar, editor. Raised and educated in UK and Ontario, Canada. He pursued his Doctoral work in Russian and Polish literature at the University of British Columbia, including a year of research at the University of Warsaw on a Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship. Since 2001, he has been teaching at Seat of Wisdom College in Barry’s Bay, Ontario. He is currently translating Bronislaw Wildstein’s novel, Time Continuous (Czas niedokonany). He was awarded the Sarmatian Review Literary Prize in 2010, for his “significant and disinterested contribution to Polish culture.” He and his wife Wendy live in Wilno, Ontario. They have five children and nine grandchildren.

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