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The exhibition of unique books from Poland

the Warsaw library represents a phenomenon of Great Emigration

Today in the All-Russia State library of the foreign literature
M.I.Rudomino`s name the book exhibition " opens; Polish book
publishing houses on foreign land organised at the initiative of library and
National library in Warsaw. In expositions,
published in the Polish emigratory centres hundreds books are presented to the period from the XIX-th century middle on
our days. Experts mark uniqueness of an exhibition which
gives for the first time possibility to estimate scales and value of a phenomenon which in
stories of Poland is called as Great Emigration.

As the director of National library in Warsaw
Adam Manikovsky has told to the correspondent, the similar exhibition of the Polish emigrant books so
is widely presented for the first time abroad. The exposition is devoted unprecedented in
to a world history to a phenomenon - to transferring of the scientific and cultural centre of the country
for its limits. The so-called Great Emigration which has united most
the outstanding representatives of the Polish culture, has begun in 30 - e years of the XIX-th century,
after defeat of the Polish revolt against the Russian empire in 1830 - 1831
Evstahiem Janushkevichem which have Emigrated to France these years had been based
the first Polish publishing and book-selling firm in Paris. Then and in others
the cultural centres began to be published, and then illegally to be imported into the country
products which could not be published in territory of Poland. The second
inflow to the emigratory cultural centres has occurred after World War II
wars. The books which were issued those years, conditionally divide into products
authors - emigrants (Czeslaw Milosz, Vitold Gambrovich) and writers living, but
not published in Poland (Tadeush Konvitsky, Hedgehogs Andzheevsky).
G - n Manikovsky has underlined that on an extent more than hundred years the role
Polish books published abroad was extremely great, as
they frequently defined spiritual and cultural life of the country.