Biecz

  • Ferenc Molnár

    A picturesque historical town situated in the Subcarpathian region on the banks of the Ropa River. During World War I, when the town of Gorlice and its region witnessed fierce combats of allied Austrian and Hungarian forces with the Russian army, a Hungarian writer, Ferenc Molnár (1878-1952), stayed in Biecz to write his observations, combining the duties of a war correspondent with the sensitivity of an outstanding artist.

    Ferenc Molnár

    A picturesque historical town situated in the Subcarpathian region on the banks of the Ropa River. During World War I, when the town of Gorlice and its region witnessed fierce combats of allied Austrian and Hungarian forces with the Russian army, a Hungarian writer, Ferenc Molnár (1878-1952), stayed in Biecz to write his observations, combining the duties of a war correspondent with the sensitivity of an outstanding artist. „Just off Biecz, if we look from the road to the right, we will see a narrow red carpet, stretching far away through trampled fields, up to the remote hills, in the light of the setting sun. If one comes closer, he will realize that this carpet is nothing more than barbered wire entanglements stretched in front of the Russian trenches towards the hills and the entire ribbon of entanglements is filled of red poppies.”

  • Miron Białoszewski

    The present landscapes also left an impression on Miron Białoszewski’s (1922-1983) debut collection of poetry entitled Obroty rzeczy [The Revolution of Things] (1956). In the poem Średniowieczny gobelin o Bieczu [A Medieval Tapestry on Biecz], he wrote: “In a green hill/ they wove with gothic/ a town/ of goldsmiths/ girdlers/ tawyers.” [ezp].

     

    Miron Białoszewski

    The present landscapes also left an impression on Miron Białoszewski’s (1922-1983) debut collection of poetry entitled Obroty rzeczy [The Revolution of Things] (1956). In the poem Średniowieczny gobelin o Bieczu [A Medieval Tapestry on Biecz], he wrote: “In a green hill/ they wove with gothic/ a town/ of goldsmiths/ girdlers/ tawyers.” [ezp].

  • Biecz

    Pic. Paweł Mazur

    Biecz

    Biecz

    Biecz, pic. Paweł Mazur