Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski

Kaden-Bandrowski, Juliusz


Born Feb. 24, 1885, in Rzeszów; died Aug. 8, 1944, in Warsaw. Polish writer.

From 1905 to 1913, Kaden-Bandrowski lived in Germany and Belgium, where he completed his university studies and became associated with nationalist émigré circles close to J. Pilsudski. His novel General Barcz (1923; Russian translation, 1926) describes the events leading to the assumption of power by Pilsudski, who served as the prototype for Barcz. Kaden-Ban-drowski’s most important work is the cycle of novels Black Wings (1925–26; Russian translation, 1931), depicting the poverty of miners in bourgeois Poland. During the 1920’s and 1930’s Kaden-Bandrowski wrote the last two volumes of the cycle: Mateusz Bigda, published in 1933, and The Silken Knot, the manuscript of which was completed but destroyed during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, in which the author perished.


Sprusiński, M. J. Kaden-Bandrowski. Życie i Twórczoś ć. Kraków, 1971.