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„Legiony” Henryka Sienkiewicza – powieść nieznana
The Legions, an Unknown Novel of Henryk Sienkiewicz

Author(s): Jolanata Sztachelska
Subject(s): Cultural history, Recent History (1900 till today), Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature
Published by: Towarzystwo Literackie im. Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Henryk Sienkiewicz; The Legions (Legiony); historical novel; Jan Henryk Dąbrowski’s Legions; readership politics in the PRL; 20th-century reception;

Summary/Abstract: The paper draws attention to the last, unfinished and completely forgotten Henryk Sienkiewicz’s novel The Legions (Legiony) written in the years 1913–1914, which was cast into oblivion due to the PRL (communist) readership policy. The article outlines sketchily the novel genesis, recalls its reception, announces its contents. Finally, the author attempts to reconstruct the meaning of the ending, which has two versions: the printed and the draft one.

  • Issue Year: XLIX/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 229-247
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish