Zofia Nałkowska

Ursula Phillips (University College London)
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Zofia Nałkowska, author of fifteen novels, eleven collections of short stories and three plays published in her lifetime, and a life-long diary published posthumously (six volumes, 1970–2001), was one of the most important writers of interwar independent Poland (1918–1939). Between 1924 and 1939 she published her most acclaimed fiction and drama, played significant roles in the Polish PEN Club (from the mid-1920s) and Polish Academy of Literature (1933–1939), and was the recipient of numerous awards. Her life as an author or public figure, however, both precedes and exceeds the interwar years. By 1918, she had already published six novels and four collections of stories, regarded as exemplars of the modernist Young …

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Citation: Phillips, Ursula. "Zofia Nałkowska". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 April 2017 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13580, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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