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Works: 2,003 works in 2,532 publications in 1 language and 3,298 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Political fiction  Allegories  Biographies  Satire  Sources  Personal narratives  Satirical literature  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Publisher, Printer, Other, Correspondent, Editor
Classifications: PG3476.B78, 891.7342
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Czytelnik
Kronika wypadków miłosnych by Tadeusz Konwicki( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in Polish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social novel presented almost like a collage of life by one ofthe best contemporary Polish writers
Odarpi, syn Egigwy by Alina Centkiewicz( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 1976 in Polish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noctes aninenses by Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in Polish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuściński( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2021 in Polish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just out of university in 1955 Poland, Kapuscinski told his editor that he'd like to go abroad. Dreaming no farther than Czechoslovakia, the young reporter found himself sent to India. Wide-eyed and captivated, he would discover in those days his life's work--to understand and describe the world in its remotest reaches, in all its multiplicity. From the rituals of sunrise at Persepolis to the incongruity of Louis Armstrong performing before a stone-faced crowd in Khartoum, Kapuscinski gives us the non-Western world as he first saw it, through still-virginal Western eyes. The companion on his travels: a volume of Herodotus. Whether in China, Poland, Iran, or the Congo, it was the "father of history"--And, as Kapuscinski would realize, of globalism--who helped the young correspondent to make sense of events, to find the story where it did not obviously exist.--From publisher description
Pan Tadeusz, or, The last foray in Lithuania by Adam Mickiewicz( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in Polish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes
The shadow of the sun by Ryszard Kapuściński( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in Polish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kapuscinski arrived in Africa in 1957, at the beginning of the end of colonial rule. From the hopeful years of independence through the bloodcurdling disintegration of nations such as Nigeria, Liberia, Rwanda, and Angola, Kapuscinski recounts great social and political changes as seen through the prism of the ordinary African."--Jacket
The Emperor : downfall of an autocrat by Ryszard Kapuściński( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in Polish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the power of Ethiopian emperor Hailie Selassie, as he created informants, rivalries, and his image as sole benefactor. Describes the strengths and flaws of autocracy. A firsthand account of how he governed his country and why he fell from power in 1974
Na skraju Imperium i inne wspomnienia by Mieczysław Jałowiecki( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2021 in Polish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperium by Ryszard Kapuściński( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2020 in Polish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal, detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire at the point of collapse. Kapuściński begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland's eastern frontier, and takes us up to 1967, when, as a journalist just starting out, he traveled across Siberia and through the Soviet Union's seven southern and Central Asian republics, territories whose individual histories, cultures, and religions he found thriving even within the "stiff, rigorous corset of Soviet power." Between 1989 and 1991, he made a series of extended journeys through the disintegrating Soviet empire, and his account of these forms the heart of the book. Bypassing official institutions and itineraries, he traversed the Soviet territory alone, from the border of Poland to the site of the most infamous gulags in far-eastern Siberia, from above the Arctic Circle to the edge of Afghanistan, visiting dozens of cities and towns and outposts, traveling more than 40,000 miles, venturing into the individual lives of men, women, and children in order to understand the collapsing but still various larger life of the empire. Imperium is a galvanizing narrative deeply informed by Kapuściński's limitless curiosity and his passion for truth, and suffused with his vivid sense of the overwhelming importance of history as it is lived, and of our constantly shifting places within it.--From publisher description
Słomkowy łańcuszek by Lucyna Krzemieniecka( Book )

7 editions published between 1953 and 1977 in Polish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brzezina i inne opowiadania by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in Polish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A day in the life of ancient Rome by Alberto Angela( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2021 in Polish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This voyage of exploration chronicles twenty-four hours in the life of a Roman patrician, beginning at dawn on an ordinary day in the year 115 A.D., with Imperial Rome at the height of its power
No longer human by Osamu Dazai( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2020 in Polish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the poignant and fascinating semi-autobiographical story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas.. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a 'clown' to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.."--Publisher
Pan Tadeusz : czyli Ostatni zajazd na Litwie ; historia szlachecka z r. 1811 i 1812 we dwunastu ksiȩgach wierszem by Adam Mickiewicz( Book )

7 editions published between 1953 and 1978 in Polish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic poem paints a picture of Polish life from 1811 to 1812. The three major themes are: the story of the love of Tadeusz Soplica ; a dispute over an old castle between the representative of the Soplica family (The Judge) and the Count; and the political activity of Father Robak, an emissary of Napoleon's army who is planning an uprising in Lithuania in support of the grand army marching against Moscow
The master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in Polish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of a classic on a writer's pact with the devil in Stalinist Russia. He wants to obtain publication of a novel about the police state of Pontius Pilate which the censor has banned
Zorany ugór : powieść by Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 1961 in Polish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin( Book )

3 editions published between 1949 and 1950 in Polish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history by Heródoto( Book )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2020 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his History, the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts in this universal drama. In Grene's remarkable translation and commentary, we see the historian as a storyteller, combining through his own narration the skeletal "historical" facts and the imaginative reality toward which his story reaches. Herodotus emerges in all his charm and complexity as a writer and the first historian in the Western tradition, perhaps unique in the way he has seen the interrelation of fact and fantasy
Boundary by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

5 editions published between 1948 and 1978 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Available for the first time in English, Zofia Nalkowska's Boundary was originally published as Granica in Poland in 1935. The modernist novel was widely discussed upon its publication and praised for its psychological realism and stylistic and compositional artistry. Over the years, it has been translated into several languages and made into a feature film, and remains a standard text in the Polish secondary school curriculum. Nalkowska was a pioneer of feminist fiction in Central Europe. Her observation of inequality in the treatment of men and women is at the heart of Boundary, which explores a transgressive love affair and its repercussions. She perceived that men--especially of the upper and middle classes--felt free to have sexual relations with lower class women, whereas it was not socially acceptable for women of any class to have sexual relations outside of marriage, or even admit to enjoying sex. This meant that working class women were seduced and then abandoned when they became pregnant, leaving them with the stigma of illegitimate children and the problem of finding work. Meanwhile, the higher class wives found themselves betrayed. While Boundary can be interpreted as a novel about power and its abuses, it contains several dimensions--philosophical, emotional, existential, moral--that render it a consummate piece of social criticism. An elegantly composed work of imaginative fiction, it does not preach or offer solutions. Ursula Phillips's excellent translation will interest readers of early twentieth century novels and scholars and students of Polish literature, feminist studies, and European modernism"--
Frühling in Saken by Georgiĭ Gulia( Book )

5 editions published between 1949 and 1952 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Od severu chrání Saken strmé výběžky Kavkazského hřbetu, na východě je hora Guagua, vysoká a chmurná, na západě Klyč, hora potměšilá, která má vždycky v zásobě pro případ potřeby sněhové laviny, Saken je tedy jako sevřený v kleštích." Ve zkratce postihl autor rozdíl mezi životem před a po revoluci, boj mezi starým a novým řádem. Předsudky a pověry pozvolna mizí, úroveň obyvatelstva rychle stoupá. Dnes již není Saken vesnička ztracená:vSovět.svazu není ztracených míst
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