Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont was born in Kobiele Wielke, south of Lodz, on the 7th May 1867 and died in Warsaw on the 5th December 1925. He was buried in Warsaw’s Powązki Cemetery, and the urn holding his heart laid in a pillar of the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw.
He was a Polish novelist and the 1924 laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is probably best-known for his award-winning four-volume novel Chlopi (The Peasants), which is almost entirely written in peasant dialect.
Other notable works by Reymont include:
Ziemia Obiecana (The Promised Land)
Wampir (The Vampire)
Read the short story ‘Death’ (Śmierć) by Władysław Stanisław Reymont.