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|Birthplace||Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland|
|Known for||Ashes and Diamonds|
Born Aug. 19, 1909, in Warsaw. Polish writer.
Andrzejewski’s first major work was the novella Order of the Heart (1938), which was written under the influence of Catholic ethics. His novel Ashes and Diamonds (1948) reflected the sharpness of the class struggle during the first years of popular rule in Poland. A Polish film of the same name based on the novel was made in 1958. He wrote his memoirs The Book for Martin (1954) and the collection of stories The Golden Fox (1955). The novellas Darkness Covers the Earth (1957) and The Gates of Paradise (1960) were based on historical material; they deal with problems of human existence in an abstract humanistic spirit. The novel He Cometh Leaping Upon the Mountains (1963) is a parody on contemporary bourgeois art.