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Kraszewski, Jzef Ignacy

Kraszewski, Jzef Ignacy yo?oz?f ?gnts? krsh?fsk? [key], 1812?87, Polish writer. He was imprisoned for political activities in Lithuania and in Germany. Wandering in exile through Europe, he died in Geneva. A large part of Kraszewski's nearly 600-volume output (much of it in English translation) consists of historical novels in the manner of Gogol. His most important work is the epic Anafielas (1839?43), a trilogy concerning Lithuanian history.

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