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"Poem about Jews" / Jan Dantyszek (Ioannes Dantiscus)
Principles of Law of the Polish Land / Jan Tarnowski
Catechism of the Secrets of the Polish Government as Written about the Year 1735 by the Esteemed Mr. Sterne in the English Language, Later Translated into French, and Now Finally into Polish / Franciszek Salezy Jezierski
"Jews" / Stanislaw Staszic
Levi and Sarah / Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz
The Year 3333, or an Incredible Dream / Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz
Pan Tadeusz / Adam Mickiewicz
"Israel in Poland" / Andrzej Towianski
Collocation / Jozef Korzeniowski
"Polish Jews" / Cyprian Kamil Norwid
The Jew: Contemporary Images / Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski
Letters from America / Henryk Sienkiewicz
"Mighty Samson" / Eliza Orzeszkowa
Meir Ezofowicz / Eliza Orzeszkowa
"Chava Ruby" / Aleksander Swietochowski
"El mole rachmim ..." / Wiktor Gomulicki
"The Tailor" / Klemens Junosza (Szaniawski).
A vibrant Jewish community flourished in Poland from late in the tenth century until it was virtually annihilated in World War II. In this remarkable anthology, the first of its kind, Harold B. Segel offers translations of poems and prose works - mainly fiction - by non-Jewish Polish writers. Taken together, the selections represent the complex perceptions about Jews in the Polish community in the period 1530-1990.
As Segel explains in his thorough and enlightening introduction, Polish literary responses to the huge community of Jewish "strangers" in their midst illuminate both the important Jewish dimension of Polish history and a major current in the history of Polish literature.