Stefan Żeromski

Stefan Żeromski

Stefan Żeromski before 1924
Born (1864-10-14)14 October 1864
Strawczyn, Kingdom of Poland
Died 20 November 1925(1925-11-20) (aged 61)
Warsaw, Poland
Pen name Maurycy Zych, Józef Katerla, Stefan Iksmoreż
Occupation Writer
Nationality Polish
Notable works Przedwiośnie
Ludzie bezdomni
Syzyfowe prace
Spouse Anna Zawadzka
Oktawia Radziwiłłowicz
Children Monika Żeromska
Adam Żeromski
Niewiadomski's 1900 portrait of Żeromski
Żeromski's house at Nałęczów
Memorial plaque at the Rapperswil Castle

Stefan Żeromski ( [ˈstɛfan ʐɛˈrɔmski]; 14 October 1864 – 20 November 1925) was a Polish novelist and dramatist. He was called the "conscience of Polish literature".[1] He also wrote under the pen names: Maurycy Zych, Józef Katerla and Stefan Iksmoreż.


Żeromski was born at Strawczyn near Kielce. In 1892–96 he worked as a librarian — during the last two years, as the librarian — at the Polish National Museum in Rapperswil, Switzerland.

In recognition of his literary achievements, he was granted the privilege of using an apartment at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. In 1924 he was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in literature.[2] He died in Warsaw.

His novels were filmed by Walerian Borowczyk - Dzieje grzechu (A Story of Sin), Andrzej Wajda - Popioły (The Ashes), Filip Bajon - Przedwiośnie (The Spring to Come).


Żeromski's works have been translated into several languages. They have been translated into Croatian by a member of the Croatian Academy, Stjepan Musulin.

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