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Wladislaw Stanislaw Reymont
Birth: May 7, 1867
Death: Dec. 5, 1925

Polish writer, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1924. (His rivals were Thomas Mann, Gorki and Thomas Hardy.) He was born in Kobiele Wielkie, a small country side village near Radomsko. Then his family moved to Tuszyn near Lodz. He was one of nine children in a profoundly catholic family. In 1880 he moved to Warsaw, when he learnt the craft of weaving. He became a fournayman in 1885. At the same time he took an interest in theatre. In 1882 he wrote his first poems and one year later - first piece of prose (not published). In 1884 Rejment was forced to leave Warsaw because of his participation in consipiracy against Tzar. He joined a nomadic Theatre. Over the following ten years he would often abandon and return to this profession.His father helped him obtain a job at Warsaw-Viena railway. He was a railway watchman's assistant on the railway line between Krasnowa-Lipce. The last name would be found again in Reymont's most famous novel „The Peasants". In 1891 he resumed his work for the railway. He also sent an article entitled: „Death" to the newspaper „Voice". This brought him the position of a reporter in the province for this newspaper. He took up some studies. His material situation was quite bad. His family ceased any contact with him. In 1894 he went on a pilgrimage to Jasna Gora. He would describe it in the fest called „The pilgrimage to Jasna Gora". By then he had also started the writing of „The promissed land". In 1895 his first book „The pilgrimage to Jasna Gora" was published. Other publishings: 1896 -„La Comedienne", 1897-"Ferments". 1904-1909The novel „The peasants". 1908-the novel „A dreamer" In 1924 his novel „The rebellion" was published. On april that year Reymont was awarded The Nobel Prize for „The peasants". He was not able to receive it in person, as he went, seriously ill, to Nice, south of France, for another medical treatment. The idea of Raymont being the coandidate for the Nobel prize appeared for the first time in 1916. It returned in 1924, six mounth before awarding the prize. Initially it was Zeromski, (another Polish writer) who was to run for it, but his chances were estimated rather little. Reymont, with his „Peasants" stood more chance of winning eventhough another problem surfaced for this novel. In April 1924 only one volume of „The peasants" was published in Swedish.The Nobel committe required the whole of it the Swedish language. (bio by: Apats) 
Powazki Cemetery
Mazowieckie, Poland
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