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Chłopi tom 1 (The Peasants #1)

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Each of the four parts represents a season in the life of the peasants — Autumn (published in 1904), Winter (published in 1904), Spring (published in 1906), and Summer (published in 1909). This division underlines the relationship of human life with nature.

Reymont decided to write about peasant life because of historical events, which took place in Polish villages in the e
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365 pages
Published 1982 by Państwowy Instytut Wydawniczy (first published 1904)
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William S.
I see on goodreads that not many people have read this book. I picked it up after looking at the list of Nobel Laureates for Literature and this author was commended for Chlopi, or Peasants, which this book is the first of. Seeing strong reviews, I went to my library and took it out. I am very happy to have taken it out since it is, even in translation, very beautiful in both setting and symbolism, tying together humans and the seasons. I strongly recommend anyone who wants a great read in reali ...more
Dave
Many years ago I set myself the goal of reading something by each Nobel Literature laureate. I often diasagreed with the selection committee and eventually gave up that plan, but I did enjoy a dozen or so selections. One writer that I missed in that go-round was Wladyslaw Reymont, the 1924 winner. I'm glad that a GR friend recently suggested I give one of his novels a shot. The Peasants is a tetralogy with the name of a season appended to the general title. I only read The Peasants: Autumn which ...more
Bryan
Actually quite an enjoyable read. Makes me want to learn a bit more about Polish traditions around marriage and family. I also now need to read the other three books in this cycle.
Wiktoria Pająk
Never. Fucking. Again. Thanks a lot
Jim M
The life of Polish peasants told through the four seasons.
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Władysław Stanisław Reymont was a Polish novelist and the 1924 laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known work is the award-winning four-volume novel Chłopi (The Peasants).
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The Peasants (4 books)
  • The Peasants: Winter (Peasants, #2)
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Chłopi Ziemia obiecana Wampir Komediantka The Peasants: Winter (Peasants, #2)

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