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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On his tomb, located in Hastings CemeteryEngland, it is said that he was born on June 1, As a leader of a rebellion, he was moved to Rawicz.

Jacek Musial rated it it was amazing Nov 18, In Aprilhe escaped to Italywhere he spotted the Italian translation of his own Kochanek Wielkiej Niedzwiedzicy. Piasecki became a writer by chance. Bogdan Sarazhynski rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Pawian rated it it was amazing Feb 05, So, the enterprising agent found another source of income — smuggling. Soon, he got in touch with Polish writers living in exile, including Jerzy Giedroyc. In the first Kochanek Wielkiej Niedzwiedzicy was again one of the most sold book in the country, according to the Rzeczpospolita daily.

After the war, Piasecki hid from the secret police for a year inside Poland. Niedzwiedzzicy addresses in Vilnius are not available and neither are the registers of houses in which he lived.

It is not clear why this happened.

Being a celebrity, he avoided meeting with numerous readers, neither did he like signing of books. Another one of his novels, an anti-Soviet satire Zapiski oficera Armii Czerwonej The memoirs of a Red Army officerhad already been reprinted several times. It is not known what underground organizations Piasecki belonged to as there is no proof of any.


Kochanek Wielkiej Niedźwiedzicy: (in 2 vols). Tom 2.

Bohatyr rated it really liked it Feb 08, He might have stayed in a hotel. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As his knowledge of standard Polish was poor, he would learn from a school book of Polish grammar.

Atwayoi rated it it was ok Jul 04, Dec 31, Tom Aves rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: Jacek Musial rated it it was amazing Dec 04, 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 wkelkiej slur Polack.

This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat Living abroad, Piasecki did not stop writing. In late JulyPiasecki was wandering in the forests south of Wilno. Marcin rated it really liked it Dec 15, In February Piasecki was fired from the Polish intelligence. As he was regarded a troublesome prisoner, he was often kept in isolation ward, where he got sick with tuberculosis.


Conversely, Piasecki hated the Russian school — as he later explained — and in the seventh grade, armed with a pistol attacked the teacher. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stirlitz rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Trivia About Kochanek Wielkiej There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Bartosz rated it it was amazing Nov 29, In late and earlyPiasecki went to Otwock and Zakopaneto recuperate. Jacek rated it really liked it Sep 26, These events were later described by him in Kochanek Wielkiej Niedzwiedzicy.

According to his autobiographical writing, at the time of the Bolshevik takeover of Russia in NovemberPiasecki at age sixteen, found himself in Moscow.

Piasecki became fluent in Polish as an adult. He stole from them 1, zlotysa gold watch and other items.

MK rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Artur Rogucki rated it it was amazing Nov 20, During the occupation of Poland, he was offered a chance to move to Francebut refused and decided to stay in his occupied homeland. Dominik rated it really liked it Mar 18, Sergiusz Piasecki died in in London at the age of Later, he wrote two books about his war activities. He once publicly declared that he would gladly take any job that would result in erasing Communism.

Ijon Tichy rated it it was amazing Jul 30, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Also, he was at odds with his fellow smugglers.

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