Brazil and Polish Immigrants In a Cycle of Jerzy Kossowski’s Novels Titled „Ta krew nie plami” Cover Image
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Brazylia i polscy emigranci w cyklu powieściowym Jerzego Kossowskiego “Ta krew nie plami”
Brazil and Polish Immigrants In a Cycle of Jerzy Kossowski’s Novels Titled „Ta krew nie plami”

Author(s): Janusz Pasterski
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The article recalls an unfinished trilogy by Jerzy Kossowski titled Ta krew nie plami [This Blood Does Not Stain], telling the story of Polish immigrants in Brazil in the 1930s, of the hard life of people in the wilderness of virgin forest, and of their patriotic commitment, which makes them abandon their American home after the outbreak of World War II, return to Europe and join the Polish army in France. The author of the sketch briefly describes the history of Polish emigration to Brazil and characterizes the most important literary works portraying the life of immigrants in this country. The main part of the article is an analysis of two novels that make up the aforementioned cycle: Wici w puszczy [Wici in the Forest] (1954) and W Wogezach straszy nocami [It Haunts in the Vosges at Night] (1955). Both novels are treated here as a literary picture of life in a foreign land and, at the same time,as the testament to their author’s deep attachment to his homeland.

  • Page Range: 183-201
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish