Władysław Reymont (May 7th 1867, Kobiele Wielkie - December 5th 1925, Warsaw, cemetery of Powązki), of its true name Słanisław Władysław Rejment, is a Polish écrivan, member of the Jeune Poland and prize winner of the Nobel Prize of literature in 1924.
BiographyThe father of Reymont was organist of a Polish village and his/her mother came from the nobility. They wanted that their son becomes priest, but this one had other projects. It stopped going to school, often changed trade (tailor, actor, railwayman, medium, etc), of residence, travelled much in Poland, Europe and to the the United States.
In 1893 it turned over to Warsaw and began a life of writer. In 1895 it published its first novel. The writing was always its passion, drawing its inspiration from its personal experience. In 1924 it gained the Nobel Prize of literature for its novel the Peasants . The public opinion in Poland rather expected a reward for Stefan Żeromski, but the verdict was finally well accommodated. (Żeromski was openly anti-German).
Its workMember of the literary current Young Poland, its works principal is:
- Pèlerinage with Częstochowa (1895) It is the first work of Reymont which was success. This journalistic news reports the participation of Reymont in a country pilgrimage organized at the time of the centenary of the insurrection of Kościuszko. It is thanks to this account that Reymont was made known like a writer with the great sensitivity, having a certain talent for descriptions of nature and the characters.
- the actress (1896)
- the Promised land (1899)
- the Peasants (1904 - 1909), vast fresco of the Polish farming community at the end of the 19th century.
- the vampire (1911)
- the year 1794 (1913 - 1918)
- the revolt (1922)
Simple: Władysław Reymont
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