Bolesław Prus, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bolesław Prus

Polish writer, prose writer, novelist and columnist of the period of positivism; leading figure in the history of Polish literature and philosophy and a distinctive voice in world literature

Date of Birth: 20-Aug-1847

Place of Birth: Hrubieszów, Lublin Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 19-May-1912

Profession: writer, journalist, literary critic, philosopher, prosaist

Nationality: Poland, Portugal

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Bolesław Prus

  • Boleslaw Prus (pronounced: [b?'leswaf 'prus]; 20 August 1847 – 19 May 1912; born Aleksander Glowacki) is a leading figure in the history of Polish literature and philosophy and a distinctive voice in world literature.
  • Glowacki adopted the pen name Boleslaw Prus. As a 15-year-old, Glowacki joined the Polish 1863 Uprising against Imperial Russia.
  • Shortly after his 16th birthday, he suffered severe battle injuries.
  • Five months later, he was imprisoned for his part in the Uprising.
  • These early experiences may have precipitated the panic disorder and agoraphobia that dogged him through life, and shaped his opposition to attempting to regain Poland's independence by force of arms. In 1872, at the age of 25, in Warsaw, he settled into a 40-year journalistic career that highlighted science, technology, education, and economic and cultural development.
  • These societal enterprises were essential to the endurance of a people who had in the 18th century been partitioned out of political existence by Russia, Prussia and Austria.
  • Glowacki took his pen name "Prus" from the appellation of his family's coat-of-arms. As a sideline, he wrote short stories.
  • Succeeding with these, he went on to employ a larger canvas; over the decade between 1884 and 1895, he completed four major novels: The Outpost, The Doll, The New Woman and Pharaoh.
  • The Doll depicts the romantic infatuation of a man of action who is frustrated by his country's backwardness.
  • Pharaoh, Prus' only historical novel, is a study of political power and of the fates of nations, set in ancient Egypt at the fall of the 20th Dynasty and New Kingdom.

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