Władysław Stanisław Reymont

Reymont, Władysław Stanisław (vlädĭsˈläf stänēsˈläf rāˈmônt) [key], 1867?–1925, Polish short-story writer and novelist. Reymont's poverty-stricken farm childhood and his early manhood as a touring actor and worker in the provinces provided rich material for his writings. Among his major works are The Comedienne (1896, tr. 1920), a story of a wandering theatrical troupe; The Promised Land (1899, tr. 1927), a novel attacking modern industrial society; and The Peasants (4 vol., 1902–9; tr. 1924–25), the great prose epic of Polish village life. Reymont was awarded the 1924 Nobel Prize in Literature.

See study by J. R. Krzyzanowski (1972).

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