Bohdan Czeszko

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Czeszko, Bohdan


Born Apr. 1, 1923, in Warsaw. Polish writer.

Czeszko fought in the ranks of the People’s Army against fascism and took part in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Between 1947 and 1951 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His work was first published in 1946. He has produced collections of short stories and journalistic pieces, including Moscow, Volga, Baku (1956). Particularly well known are his autobiographical novella Generation (1951), which depicts the struggle of working-class youth against the Hitlerites, and his novella Requiem (1961), which portrays the everyday life and defeat of a Polish Army unit in 1945. Czeszko’s prose is characterized by a contrast between idealized and naturalistic description and by the use of colloquial language.

Czeszko became a deputy to the Sejm in 1965. He was awarded the State Prize of the Polish People’s Republic in 1952,1964, and 1976.


Opowiadania wybrane, 2nd ed. Warsaw, 1969.
Powódí. Warsaw, 1975.
In Russian translation:
Pokolenie. Moscow, 1977.


Makowiecki, A. Czeszko. Warsaw, 1972.
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