Maria Dabrowska Poster


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Born in Russów, Poland, Russian Empire [now Russów, Wielkopolskie, Poland]
Died in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Birth NameMaria Szumska

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Russów. Studied sociology in Brussels and Warsaw. Published first fiction in 1925 after years of working as a publicist. Grew immensely popular and is now known as 'the mother of Polish literature'. First literary success was a collection of short stories published as "Ludzie stamtad" (1925). Her greatest literary achievement, however, is her four part novel "Noce i dnie" (Nights and Days, 1934), a family saga. Her work includes "Znaki zycia" (Signs of Life, 1938) and "Gwiazda zaranna" (The Morning Star), a collection of short stories published 1955.

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Spouse (1)

Marian Dabrowski (1911 - 1925) ( his death)

Trivia (1)

Her second long-term partner was 19 years older. She lived with Stanislaw Stempowski in a common-law marriage until the outbreak of World War II. During the occupation of Poland she stayed in Warsaw and supported the culture life of the Polish underground. At about that time, she also met Anna and Jerzy Kowalski, two married writers. They had a child in 1946, but Jerzy died in 1948. The two women stayed in a relationship for the next 20 years, although Maria tried to get Anna married again.

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