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Witold Zalewski
Born January 4, 1921 (1921-01-04) (age 89)
Siedlce, Poland
Occupation publicist, prosaist, novelist
Nationality Polish
Subjects war, occupation, socialist realism

Witold Zalewski (born January 4, 1921 in Siedlce) is a Polish writer, publicist and prosaist. During the Occupation of Poland he was a soldier of Armia Krajowa and participed in Warsaw Uprising. Zalewski was associated with conspiratory magazine Dźwigary, editorial board member of weekly magazine Pokolenie (1946–1947), publicist of Przegląd Kulturalny (1952–1963), publicist of Kultura (1963–1970).

In his works, Zalewski refers to war events, his generation, and relations between his generation and socialist realism. He analyses moral choices of war and occupation period. Zalewski is an author of one of the most famous Polish socialist-realist book Traktory zdobędą wiosnę.


Selected works

  • Mrok (1943) – debut story published in Dźwigary
  • Śmiertelni bohaterowie (1946) – story
  • Broń (1948) – novel
  • Ranny w lesie (1960)
  • Traktory zdobędą wiosnę (1950)
  • Pruski mur (1964)
  • Splot słoneczny (1972)
  • Czarne jagody (1975)
  • Dolina Królów (1976) – essay
  • Odmiany nadziei (1968)
  • Ostatni postój (1979) – novel about January Uprising
  • Pożegnanie twierdzy (1985)
  • Wysłannik (1988)
  • Pożegnanie twierdzy (2000)
  • Zakładnicy (2001) – novel with autobiographical elements

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