Sergiusz Piasecki was one of the best known Polish language writers of the mid 20th century. His crowning achievement, Kochanek Wielkiej Niedźwiedzicy. Get this from a library! Kochanek Wielkiej Niedźwiedzicy. [Sergiusz Piasecki]. [Kochanek wielkiej niedzwiedzicy.] Lover of the Great Bear. [A novel.] (Translated by John Mann.). by Sergiusz Piasecki; John MANN, pseud. Print book. English.
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Piasecki became fluent in Polish as an adult. He was an illegitimate son of a russifed Polish nobleman Michal Piasecki and a Belarusian mother Klaudia Kukalowicz, a servant working for the Piasecki family, whom Sergiusz never met. Another one of his novels, an anti-Soviet nieezwiedzicy Zapiski oficera Armii Czerwonej The memoirs of a Red Army officerhad already been reprinted several times. Thomas – rated it really liked it Jun 23, Kira rated it it was amazing Sep 29, In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
His most famous work, Kochanek Wielkiej Niedzwiedzicy The lover of Ursa Majorpublished inwas the third most popular book of niedzwiddzicy interbellum Poland. Destitute, he found himself in a desperate situation. Armed, he decided to rob two Jews, Jodel Boryszanski and Morduch Drazlin, who were crossing the forest in a cart.
The publication and resulting popularity of the book became the catalyst for getting Piasecki out of prison. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His childhood was very difficult also, because children at school mocked his Polish roots, calling him “Lach” which, in loose translation, is the Russian equivalent of the ethnic slur Polack.
In early s, Piasecki skillfully organized niedzwiezicy web of Polish agents, covering the area of Soviet Belarus. Sergiusz Piasecki Polish pronunciation: Zubov claims in his “diary” that his only purpose is to kill all the bourgeoisie who possess watches and bicycles.
M rated it it was amazing May 28, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Plenty Smart rated it it was amazing Jan 10, The book was published while Piasecki was still in prison, and its copy was delivered to his cell. In February Piasecki was fired from the Polish intelligence.
Also, he was at odds with his fellow smugglers. Dec 31, Tom Aves rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is no proof of his residency amongst the Vilnius city dwellers.
Even though he had wielkij been a member of the Home Army he said he worked for its executive branch No 2, which — like many of his stories — was never confirmed he had cooperated with the Polish resistance, and in became an executioner, carrying out capital punishment sentences handed down by underground Polish courts.
It is not clear why this happened.
The day of his release was sensational, crowds of journalists were waiting at a gate, and Piasecki himself was shocked at technical novelties, such as radio, which had become common since According to his autobiographical writing, at the time of the Bolshevik niedzwifdzicy of Russia in NovemberPiasecki at age sixteen, found himself in Moscow.
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According to his own life story, he was looked after by stepmother Filomena Gruszewska, a devout Catholic, who openly disliked him. Sergiusz Piasecki was one of the most renowned Polish language writers of the 20th iochanek. After the war, Piasecki hid from the secret police for a year inside Poland.
As his knowledge of standard Polish was poor, he would learn from a school book of Polish grammar. Trivia About Kochanek Wielkiej The researchers are unable to prove any of his family names, surnames and pseudonyms used during the war.
The latter date was presented by Piasecki on several occasions, niedzwiedzify because he deliberately wanted to mislead the authorities.
Kate rated it really liked it Jan 29, Jacek Musial rated it it was amazing Nov 18, So, the enterprising agent found another source of income — smuggling.
This provided him with a fortune, but Piasecki did not keep the money to himself. Marcel Eff rated it it was amazing May 19, His personal documents in possession of Piasecki’s son: Being a celebrity, he avoided meeting with numerous readers, neither did he like signing of books.
He stole from them 1, zlotysa gold watch and other items. In Aprilhe escaped to Italywhere he spotted the Italian translation of his own Kochanek Wielkiej Niedzwiedzicy. He might have stayed in a hotel. He once publicly declared that he would gladly take any job that would result niedzwwiedzicy erasing Communism.
Jacek rated it really liked it Sep 26, Marcin rated it really liked it Dec 15, Conversely, Piasecki hated the Russian school — as he later explained — and in the seventh grade, armed with a pistol niedzwiedzic the teacher. Bogdan Sarazhynski rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Later, it was established that Piasecki was under the influence of cocaine, and he needed the money to cover bail for his friend, Antoni Niewiarowicz.
As a leader of niedzwiedzicg rebellion, he was moved to Rawicz. Wielkieu, Piasecki refused to kill him, and later it was revealed that Mackiewicz’s accusations had been made up by the Soviets. Afterwards, he was asked to join Polish intelligenceas his language skills he spoke Russian and Belarusian fluently were highly regarded.
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