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Michael Bałucki (1837–1901)

Bałucki, Michael (bä-löts’kē). A Polish dramatist and novelist; born in Kraków, Sept. 29, 1837; died on Oct. 17, 1901. He wrote at first under the pseudonym “Elpidon,” and is most popular as a story-teller of satirical tendency, ridiculing the shortcomings and prejudices of Polish society. Of his novels may be mentioned: ‘The Awakened’ (1864); ‘The Old and the Young’ (1866); ‘Life among Ruins’ (1870); ‘The Jewess’ (1871); ‘For Sins not Committed’ (1879); ‘250,000’ (1883). The best among his comedies are: ‘The Chase after a Man’ (1869); ‘The Emancipated’ (1873); ‘Amateur Theatre’ (1879); ‘The Open House’ (1883). He also wrote good lyric poetry, and essays on Polish literature.