Maria Dąbrowska

Nights and Days

Maria Dąbrowska’s saga Night and Days (1932–1934) portrays the story of the Niechcic family at the turn of the twentieth century.

Stefan Żeromski

Stefan Żeromski

The novel The Coming Spring (1925) paints a literary picture of the first years of Polish independence, seen through the eyes of Cezary Baryka, a young man born in Russia who arrives in his parents’ homeland around 1920.

Zbigniew Herbert / Wisława Szymborska

Mr. Cogito / People on a Bridge

Both books convey the atmosphere of the Solidarity era

Karol Wojtyła

A Sign of Contradiction

Collection of homilies delivered in 1976 by Karol Wojtyła

Wiesław Myśliwski

Stone Upon Stone

Saga about the tragic fate of rural Poland during World War II and under Communist rule

Czesław Miłosz

The Captive Mind

Miłosz explains how intellectuals succumb to Marxism

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