Wladysław Stanislaw Reymont - Patron of Lodz Airport

Władysław Reymont Władysław Stanisław Reymont
(born on the 7th of May, 1867 in the village of Korbiele Wielkie near Radomsk, died on the 5th of December, 1925 in Warsaw) was a Polish novelist, one of the main representatives of critical realism and naturalism movements in the “Young Poland”  literature. In 1924 his four-volume novel “The Peasants” won Nobel Prize in Literature.
 
The early childhood he spent in Tuszyn.

In between 1880 and 1884 – he was working as an apprentice tailor in Warsaw and he accomplished with a title of  yourneyman tailor.

In between 1884-1887 he worked as an actor in the travelling “garden” theatre groups, and then (1888-1893) was employed by the Warsaw-Vienna Railway Company as a gateman at railway crossings in Rogow, Lipce and Krosnowa.

In 1893 moved to Warsaw and concentrated solely on writing.

In 1900  he had a rail accident. Thanks to money from the accident fund  he gained financial autonomy.

In 1902 he got married with Mrs. Aurelia Szawlowska, with whom he spent a year in Brittany (France). The National

Uprising 1905-06 met him in Warsaw and those events re-echoed in his works. The First World War he spent also in the capital, writing and engaging in variety social and civil organizations.

In 1920 he bought an estate  in Kołaczkowo near Września, where The Reymont’s Museum is located nowadays.
 
Main Wladyslaw Reymont’s works:

„Pilgrimage to Jasna Góra”

„The Deciver”

„The Ferments”

„The Promissed Land” – he started gathering literary materials to this novel since 1886, when he lived one year in The City of Lodz – then  icon of early aggressive capitalism. The story depicted the mechanism of making money by three young creative entrepreneurs: Pole, German and Jew.  This multicultural melting pot narration of the old Lodz attracts attention, surprises with its colours, variety of customs, types and characters.

„The Peasants”

„The Vampire” (horror)

„Year 1794"

„The Revolt”