Mieczysław Smolarski

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Mieczysław Smolarski (born April 6, 1888 in Kraków – died January 21, 1967 in Warsaw) was a Polish writer and poet, whose works included examples of the utopian novel in Polish science fiction. He was a close friend of Stefan Żeromski. His novels and short stories were inspired by the fantastic works of Antoni Lange and Stefan Grabiński. His poems were influenced by the experiences of both World Wars.

He was born on April 6, 1888 in Kraków. In 1906–10, he studied law at Jagiellonian University, but then studied the history of literature, art history and philosophy, earning a doctorate in 1911. In 1912 he moved for a year to Paris. After returning to Poland in 1914 he became an employee at Czartoryski Museum in Kraków. In 1916–18, he was a middle school teacher in Zakopane.

His books Miasto światłości (The City of Light, 1924) and Podróż poślubna pana Hamiltona (The Honeymoon Trip of Mr. Hamilton, 1928) were allegedly plagiarized by Aldous Huxley in Brave New World, published in 1932.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Warneńczyk (1920–1921)
  • Archiwariusz Gordon (1921)
  • Miasto światłości (1924)
  • Czarcie kręgi (1926)
  • Poszukiwacz złota (1927)
  • Podróż poślubna pana Hamiltona (1928)
  • Lalka Hanny Korda (1929)
  • Przygoda jednej nocy (1932)
  • Światło nad księgami (1954)
  • W złoconych pałacach wielkiego chana (1956)
  • Pierścień z Apollonem (1957)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smuszkiewicz, Antoni (1982). Zaczarowana gra [Enchanted game] (in Polish). Poznań: Wydawn. Poznanskie. OCLC 251929765.[page needed]