Władysław Młynek

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Władysław Młynek
Born (1930-06-06)6 June 1930
Gródek, Czechoslovakia
Died 1 December 1997(1997-12-01) (aged 67)
Nawsie, Czech Republic
Resting place Nawsie
Occupation Educator, poet, writer
Language Polish, Cieszyn Silesian dialect
Ethnicity Polish
Citizenship Czechoslovak, Czech
Notable works Śpiywy zza Olzy,
Śpiewające zbocza
Children Halina Mlynkova

Władysław Młynek (6 June 1930 in Gródek - 1 December 1997 in Nawsie) was a Polish teacher, writer and poet from Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia.

He attended Polish elementary school in Gródek and later a Polish Gymnasium in Český Těšín where he expressed his interest about the poetry of Adam Mickiewicz. Młynek then worked as a teacher in Polish schools in Zaolzie - in Třinec, Hnojník, Milíkov, Bukovec and at Kamienity hill in the Beskids mountain range.

He set up and conducted many choirs in schools where he worked and was an art director of Gorol men's choir in Jablunkov from 1978 and art director of Gorolski Święto festival from 1983.

Młynek was an active member of several Polish organizations including the Stowarzyszenie Młodzieży Polskiej (Association of Polish Youth) and the PZKO (Polish Cultural and Educational Union) and was a chairman of the General Committee (ZG) of the PZKO from 1990 to 1993. He was also a member of many literary organizations and the editor-in-chief on Zwrot magazine from 1992 to 1993.

He wrote his poetry in literary Polish and also in Cieszyn Silesian dialect. His poetry often focuses on the life of the common people, mostly Gorols. Prose collection Śpiewające zbocza (Singing Slopes) is inspired by his teaching experience in a small mountain school at the Kamienity hill in the Beskids mountain range.[1] Młynek maintained close relations with other Polish writers of Zaolzie of that time, mostly Paweł Kubisz and Adam Wawrosz.

Władysław Młynek died suddenly on 1 December 1997 in Nawsie, where he lived for most of his life. He is buried at local Protestant cemetery.

His daughter Halina is a singer.

Works[edit]

His works were part of following anthologies:

  • Mrowisko (1964)
  • Zaprosiny do stołu (1978)
  • Słowa i krajobrazy (1980)
  • Suita zaolziańska (1985)
  • Na cieszyńskiej ziemi (1985)
  • Zaproszenie do źródła (1987)
  • Samosiewy (1988)
  • Z biegiem Olzy (1990)

He published the following works:

  • Śpiywy zza Olzy (1983) (poetry)
  • Śpiewające zbocza (1989) (prose)
  • Droga przez siebie (1992) (poetry)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Kaszper, Kazimierz (May 2010). "Serce i rozum Zaolzia". Zwrot: 47. 

References[edit]

  • Bałon, Franciszek, ed. (2007). PZKO w roku 2007. Aneks do Leksykonu. Czeski Cieszyn: ZG PZKO. ISBN 978-80-254-0121-7. 
  • Kadłubiec, Daniel (April 2008). "Władysław Młynek". Zwrot: 40–41. 
  • Málková, Iva; Svatava Urbanová (2001). Literární slovník severní Moravy a Slezska (1945-2000). Olomouc: Votobia. ISBN 80-7198-515-5. 
  • Profile of Władysław Młynek in Zwrot 8/2007: 40.
  • Sikora, Władysław (1993). Pisarze Zaolzia. Czeski Cieszyn: Wydawnictwo Olza przy Radzie Polaków. OCLC 233485106. 
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Roman Suchanek
Chairman of the ZG PZKO
1990–1993
Succeeded by
Jerzy Czap
Media offices
Preceded by
Jan Rusnok
Editor-in-chief of Zwrot
1992–1993
Succeeded by
Dorota Havlík