A SKETCH TO WACLAW GRUBINSKI'S PORTRAIT (Waclaw Grubinski – szkic do portretu)
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The paper is a synthetic presentation of a Waclaw Grubinski's (1883-1973) biography and literary creativity. Grubinski – a dramatist, prose writer and publicist – well known in Young Poland and Inter-War artistic circles in Warsaw gradually became a forgotten figure. Resorting to remembrance articles, reviews and statements made by Grubinski himself, the author presents his vicissitudes as well as a history of his works' reception in Poland and abroad. The account of Grubinski's dialogue with his literary audience ends with the writer's last days, when he dies in his the old age in London. The author also signals an interest in Grubinski's creativity in the last decades. In this part of the biography's reconstruction most interesting is Grubinski's postwar history, as well as his participation in the Polish émigré's political and literary life. Reconstruction this period in the writer's life is largely based on the author's research in Grubinski's posthumous legacy, namely his London 'archive'.
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