Poland is a historical novel written by James A. Michener and published in 1983 detailing the times and tribulations of three Polish families (the Lubonski family, the Bukowski family, and the Buk family) across eight centuries, ending in the then-present day (1981).
Michener was hired by a television company to travel to a foreign country to shoot a documentary. He was offered support to go anywhere in the world and Michener decided to make the trip to Poland. Following this, Michener made several trips back to Poland and conducted extensive study of Poland's history and culture. He began writing the book in 1979 and it was published four years later.
Like Michener's other works, he includes an acknowledgments section at the beginning of the book; however due to the political turmoil in Poland at the time, Michener decided not to include the names of the people he traveled with for fear of persecutions against them. He writes: "Normally, as I have done in my other novels, I would list their names, their impressive occupations, their achievements in research and scholarship, but I cannot ascertain whether in the present climate this would hurt or help them."
Europe has long dominated the Academy Awards’ best international feature film category — known as best foreign-language film before 2020, and a fully competitive category since the 1957 awards ... Kaurismaki is well-known to Academy voters ... Poland has one Academy Award win (Pawel Pawlikowski’s in 2015) and 13 nominations.
Alexander Zverev has backed Angelique Kerber as still ‘one of the best in the world’ as she prepares to make a comeback to the WTA Tour... “You have to see that she wasn’t injured,” Zverev told Bild am Sonntag. “Pregnancy is something different ... “In Poland, in my academy, I’ve already hit a few balls ... “I don’t want to come back just to play ... .
It is a public holiday in Poland where 71% of the population identifies as Catholic, according to the last census in 2021 ... But the celebration grew in importance during the 19th century when Poland was partitioned and occupied by its neighbours, Zbigniew Mikolejko, the director of religious studies at the PolishAcademy of Sciences, told RTÉ News.