Reymont, Wladyslaw

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Reymont, Wladyslaw Gender: M
Rejment, Stanislaw Wladyslaw
born on 7 May 1867 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Kobiele Wielkie, Poland, 51n02, 19e37
Timezone LMT m19e37 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: PTA
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°40' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 04°22 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°24'

Wladyslaw Reymont


Polish writer and novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1924.

Reymont never completed his schooling but was at various times in his youth a shop apprentice, a lay brother in a monastery, a railway official, and an actor. His early writing includes Ziemia obiecana (1899; The Promised Land; filmed 1974), a story set in the rapidly expanding industrial town of Łódz and depicting the lives and psychology of the owners of the textile mills there. His two early novels Komediantka (1896; The Comedienne) and Fermenty (1897; “The Ferments”) were based on his own theatrical experience, while his short stories from peasant life show the strong influence of Naturalism. The novel Chłopi, 4 vol. (1904–09; The Peasants; filmed 1973), is a chronicle of peasant life during the four seasons of a year. Written almost entirely in peasant dialect, it has been translated into many languages.

Reymont’s later work was less expressive but reflected the variety of his interests, including his view of the spiritualist movement in Wampir (1911; “Vampire”) and his image of Poland at the beginning of the partition process at the end of the 18th century, Rok 1794, 3 vol. (1913–18; “The Year 1794”).

He died 5 December 1925.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Starkman quotes the PTA database, which shows the birth record from the Lodz archive researched by Krystyna Dac.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize