The mysterious Xawery Pruszyński
A talented columnist, a skilled diplomat and a "Prince of Reportage"... But not the best of drivers – this is the impression that can be obtained by reading recollections of the life of Xawery Pruszyński, who would have turned 110 this year. On this occasion, the Jagiellonian University together with the French university in Lille have prepared an international conference in Krakow. Poland.pl spoke to its coordinator, Prof. Maciej Urbanowski from the Department of Contemporary Critics at the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University.
The world's smallest books on display in Katowice
A collection of 87 wonders of micro-bookbinding, some of the world’s smallest books, which includes, amongst others, the biographies of Leonardo da Vinci and Frederic Chopin.
Sejm proclaims 2018 Zbigniew Herbert Year
On Friday, the Polish Sejm unanimously passed a resolution proclaiming 2018 Zbigniew Herbert Year in tribute to the deceased poet who was ranked among 20th century's most outstanding Polish poets and writers.
Grand dame of Polish poetry Julia Hartwig dies
Julia Hartwig, a veteran Polish poet, essayist and translator, has died at the age of 95.
A truly male adventure
Tomasz Kołodziejczak tells Poland.com why it is still worth reading comic books about Corto Maltese, many years after they were first published.
130 years ago, on 10 July 1887, Corto Maltese was born. He was the protagonist of a series of comic books created by an Italian draughtsman Hugo Pratt.
"You tell us: Europe. And whenever our milk goes sour, humpbacked dwarves crawl out and pee in the pots," Sławomir Mrożek wrote years ago in his characteristic humorous style. This does not mean that we quickly resigned from our European aspirations.
Hungarian translator gets Polish award
A prominent translator of Polish literature into Hungarian, Lajos Palfalvi, has received the Transatlantyk Prize for his services in popularising works by Polish writers.
Russian dissident to be named a Polish Righteous Person
Natalya Gorbanevskaya, a Soviet dissident, poet and, from 2005, a Polish citizen, is set to be posthumously named a Righteous Person, a title given to opponents of persecutions in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Polish author claims Emily Brontë legacy a hoax
The 1847 English literature classic “Wuthering Heights” was penned by the Brontë sisters’ brother Branwell Brontë, Polish author Eryk Ostrowski has said.
Poland’s role in pan-European thinking
Time is of the essence; this is fundamentally true when considering human history and noting not only the temporality of historical events with its causal implications, but also that history’s actors and its chroniclers and commentators are caught up in this inescapable web. They are always looking at the present through the lens of the past and with an eye on the future.
The London Book Fair 2017: Karłowicz and Nowak on intellectuals in the media
Dariusz Karłowicz and Andrzej Nowak debated the role of intellectuals in the media during the 2017 London Book Fair. In the conversation lead by Doug Wallace, they were joined by the BBC Radio journalist Ekow Eshun. The event, titled "Intellectuals in the Media", took place at the Olympia Hall.