Talk:Janusz Zajdel

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Translation issues and appropriateness[edit]

I don't know if any of his books were translated into English; i am not sure even if Englishmen would find interesting his books, or even if they would be able to understand them (otoh, 1984 was written by a guy who never lived in totalitarian system :) ). (heh, on the another other hand apart from allusions to Polish reality his books are quite good hard-sf books - like cylinder van troffa or full truth about planet ksi ...

Is this argument gainst putting him into wikipedia? If so, i am open to discussion szopen

Only one of his short stories has been translated into English. Ausir 11:07, 19 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Translated into English[edit]

I am afraid that so far only this short story has been translated.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 04:15, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Janusz Zajdel/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Wugapodes (talk · contribs) 03:14, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Will review. Wugapodes (talk) 03:14, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Checklist[edit]

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria


  1. Is it reasonably well written?
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    A. Has an appropriate reference section:
    B. Cites reliable sources, where necessary:
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Comments[edit]

  1. "On 19 July 1985, after three years' struggle against the disease, he died of lung cancer" The lung cancer bit should come first.
    Done. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:29, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  2. "Increasingly visible theme in his works was the concern over dangers inherent in attempts to control the human society." I'm unclear what this sentence means. Since he's not writing, how can there be an "increasingly visible" theme?
    I meant, compared to his early works. I hope the current wording makes it more clear. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:29, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  3. "has been described" by whom? See WP:WEASEL
    But the sentence is clearly referenced. I've added a quotation. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:29, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  • The "Awards" section could have the prose tightened but it's not enough to quarrel over in a GA review.
  • The article relies very heavily on a singular source. This may cause problems later on but, from the looks of it, it seems to be rather comprehensive. Maybe work on getting more sources, perhaps off-line.
    • @Wugapodes: For GA+ levels, I agree we should try to expand it; but frankly I was not able to locate better sources (if I could, I'd have added them to Further Reading). There is some material in introductions and such, written to his novels by other writers, particularly in the editions after his death. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:29, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Results[edit]

On Hold for 7 days pending changes.

Listed after the changes made. I would suggest trying to find some of those introductions and maybe incorporate them into the article to make it more comprehensive, especially if you're going for FA. Keep up the good work! Wugapodes (talk) 15:03, 7 August 2015 (UTC)