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The Peasants


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Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont (7 May 1867 - 5 December 1925) was a Polish novelist and the 1924 laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is best known for his four-volume epic The Peasants (Chlopi), which was original published between 1904 and 1909.

Anna Zaranko is a Polish-English translator based in the UK. She has translated Kornel Filipowicz's The Memoir of an Anti-Hero, for which she received the Found in Translation award in 2020.


A virtuosic new translation... Reymont seeks to draw the reader into the natural flow of this microcosm of society, as well as the community's rich harmony with nature... We lose ourselves in quotidian affairs that unfold at just enough remove in space or time as to enchant us anew... That [Anna] Zaranko manages to sustain this spell over nearly 1,000 pages testifies to her exceptional talents as a translator

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