Jerzy Andrzejewski

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Jerzy Andrzejewski
BirthplaceWarsaw, Kingdom of Poland
Known for Ashes and Diamonds
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Andrzejewski, Jerzy


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.


Niby gaj: Opowiadania, 1933–1958. Warsaw, 1959.
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Veterans Day provides a compelling opportunity to look back at Andrea Crawford's 2007 essay written upon the publication of an English translation of Holy Week, Jerzy Andrzejewski's 1945 account of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
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The two Polish writers, Jerzy Andrzejewski and Marek Hlasko are discussed in the sub-chapter 'Parables' and rightly so: neither Andrzejewski's (the name is consistently misspelt in the book) Appeal nor Hlasko's Graveyard and his other novel Next Stop Paradise can be truly described as dystopias.
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References to well-known literary and cultural figures whom the author knew personally occur repeatedly in both volumes, but those individuals who appear to be ever-present inhabitants of Milosz's mental universe (among others: Jerzy Andrzejewski, Joseph Brodsky, Jozef Czapski, Henryk and Zofia Dembi-ski, Jerzy Giedroyc, Witold Gombrowicz, Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, Jerzy and Waclaw Zagorski, and, of course, all the Milosz ancestors and family) do not as a rule have entries dedicated specifically to them.