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Author: Konopnicka, Maria

Pseudonyms:Jan Sawa, Marko, Jan Waręż
Spouse/other names:
Year of birth:1842
Year of death:1910
About her personal situation:StandardizingJuly2012LucMa: Origin - Location where born: Suwałki - Living: Warsaw, Prague - Location where died: Lwów (Lviv) National identity • Nationality: Polish • First language: Polish Marital status: - married to Jarosław Konopnicki (much older than she) 1862, - separated in 1876, - living with partner female, Maria Dulębianka, a feminists activist, writer and painter Number of children: 8 (6 survived till adulthood) Social class: - landed gentry Education: - not yet checked Religion/ideology: - not yet checked ------------------------------------------------- Brought up by her father (a lawyer) who neglected family obligations. Unhappy in marriage, she leaves her husband, goes to Warsaw and solitarily brings up her 6 children. [M.D.; E.W.].

Relations to other authors: Friend of Orzeszkowa, Eliza

Acquaintance of Wysłouchowa, Maria
Friend of Maternova, Pavla
Friend of Krásnohorská, Eliška
Friend of Kuczalska-Reinschmit, Paulina

About her professional situation:StandardizingJuly2012LucMa: Profession(s) and activities: - poet, - fiction writer, - writer for children, - traveller, - publicist, - political activist, - translator from French - translator from German Languages in which she published: - Polish Collaboration/connections with male authors: - not yet checked Financial aspects: - not yet checked Memberships: - unknown ------------------------------------------------------- One of Poland's most outstanding short-story writers. Poet. Campaigner for women's emancipation; attracted hostility (Buck) Travelled to Western Europe (Dajnowicz)
Elements of bibliography:MENTIONED IN: - Buck, Guide to women's literature, 1992  - Lena Magnone, Maria Konopnicka. Lustra i symptomy, Gdańsk 2011; - Ursula Phillips and Grażyna Borkowska, Polish Women Writers in the Nineteenth Century, A History of Central European Women's Writing, ed. Celia Hawkesworth, Palgrave 2001, p. 83-84. Cf. - Zachodnie wzorce i wschodnie realia. Przedstawicielki elit prowincjonalnych w XIX i pierwszej połowie XX wieku (Western models and eastern reality. Representatives of provincial elites of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries), edited by Małgorzata Dajnowicz, Białystok 2009. - Pisarki polskie od średniowiecza do współczesności. Przewodnik, red. Grażyna Borkowska, Małgorzata Czermińska, Urszula Philips, Gdańsk 2000 (Polish Women Authors from the Middle Ages to the Modern Timens. A reference book), the ed. Grażyna Borkowska, Małgorzata Czerminska, Ursula Philips, Gdańsk 2000.
Websites: Wikipedia on her

Editors: Suzan van Dijk (create on 20 April 2011)
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Suzan van Dijk (update on 30 October 2011)
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Works written by this author

E 1 *Leben und Leiden (Life and Suffering) ()
E 2 *Maria Konopnicka, the author ()
E 3 Cztery nowele (Four short stories) (1888)
E 4 Dym (1893)
E 5 Moi znajomi (My friends) (1890)
E 6 Obrazki więzienne (Pictures from the Prison) (1887)
E 7 Pan Balcer w Brazylii (Mr. Balcer in Brasil) (1910)
E 8 Poezja, t.1-3 (The poetry, the volume 1-3) (1881)
E 9 Prometeusz i Syzyf (Prometheus and Sisyphus) (1907)

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