Książka w języku angielskim. For an English-speaking audience which may have only a very limited knowledge of Polish literature, the dictionary includes entries for literary periods, universities, individual works, major publications, and movements, in addition to authors. In the case of authors, entries include date of birth and death, a brief biographical review of the author's works, an in-depth discussion of the author's most important and most representative work, and a brief statement regarding the author's development, use of themes, place within the Polish tradition, and importance in world literature. The bibliography includes the author's complete works in Polish, works in English translation, and, when possible, the most important critical work in English. Thoroughly cross-referenced. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. Polish literature has a long and rich history. But only in recent years, with the decline of communism and censorship, have scholars been able to give full and objective attention to all works and authors in Poland. As the first dictionary of Polish literature in the English language, this volume is an enormous contribution to the subject. Included are entries for authors, literary periods, individual works, and other topics related to Polish literature.