The 140th anniversary of the birth of Józef Ignacy Kraszewski.
Józef Ignacy Kraszewski (1812-1887) was a Polish writer. He was imprisoned for political activities in Lithuania and in Germany. Wandering in exile through Europe, he died in Geneva. A large part of Kraszewski's nearly 600-volume output (much of it in English translation) consists of historical novels in the manner of Gogol. His most important work is the epic Anafielas (1839-43), a trilogy concerning Lithuanian history. Poland´s most prolific historical novelist, poet, literary critic, dramatist, historian and journalist was the dominant figure among prose writers of Poland's Romantic period.
Józef Ignacy Kraszewski