Wladysław Stanislaw Reymont
Patron of Lodz Airport
(born on the 7th of May, 1867 in the village of Korbiele Wielkie near Radomsk, died on the 5th of December, 1925 in Warsaw)
Polish novelist, one of the main representatives of critical realism and naturalism movements in the “Young Poland” literature. In 1924 his four-volume novel “The Peasants” won Nobel Prize in Literature. The early childhood he spent in Tuszyn.
In between 1880 and 1884 he was working as an apprentice tailor in Warsaw and he accomplished with a title of yourneyman tailor.
In between 1884-1887 he worked as an actor in the travelling “garden” theatre groups, and then (1888-1893) was employed by the Warsaw-Vienna Railway Company as a gateman at railway crossings in Rogow, Lipce and Krosnowa.
In 1893 moved to Warsaw and concentrated solely on writing.
In 1900 he had a rail accident. Thanks to money from the accident fund he gained financial autonomy.
In 1902 he got married with Mrs. Aurelia Szawlowska, with whom he spent a year in Brittany (France). The National.
Uprising 1905-06 met him in Warsaw and those events re-echoed in his works. The First World War he spent also in the capital, writing and engaging in variety social and civil organizations.
In 1920 he bought an estate in Kołaczkowo near Września, where The Reymont’s Museum is located nowadays.
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