Teodor Jeske-Choiński

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Teodor Jeske-Choiński

Teodor Jeske-Choiński (27 February 1854 - 14 April 1920) was a Polish intellectual, writer and historian, literature critic.

He was a friend as well as an opponent of Henryk Sienkiewicz. Sienkiewicz' novels were focused rather on Polish history, whereas Jeske-Choińskis were looking at broader, European context. In 1900 he published Tiara i korona, a novel about the dispute between the Emperor Henry IV and Pope Gregory VII.[1]

Joanna Beata Michlic named him "one of the leading theorists and exponents of Anti-Semitism in Poland".[2] In 1951, the communist censorship put complete ban on all his books, which made him completely forgotten among Polish public.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Racjonalista
  2. ^ Joanna Beata Michlic, Poland's Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present, University of Nebraska Press 2006, str. 54-56