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.