Borzęcin

  • Sławomir Mrożek

    Borzęcin is the hometown of Sławomir Mrożek, who was born here in 1930. In Baltazar, we read: “In Borzęcin [the mother’s father] built a house and established a dairy. The house was strangely small, especially because grandfather had more and more children; the garden – quite large, but the house, made of brick indeed, had only two chambers. The same roof sheltered the dairy.”

     

    Sławomir Mrożek

    Borzęcin is the hometown of Sławomir Mrożek, who was born here in 1930. In Baltazar, we read: “In Borzęcin [the mother’s father] built a house and established a dairy. The house was strangely small, especially because grandfather had more and more children; the garden – quite large, but the house, made of brick indeed, had only two chambers. The same roof sheltered the dairy.”

  • Józef Baran

    The poet Józef Baran (1947) was also born in Borzęcin. He said in one of his interviews: “To begin with, writing always results… from reading. You may say that my adventure with literature started with herding cows, which was so boring that I read half of the books from Borzęcin’s library. I herded cows since I was five years old and this was quite an onerous task.

    Józef Baran

    The poet Józef Baran (1947) was also born in Borzęcin. He said in one of his interviews: “To begin with, writing always results… from reading. You may say that my adventure with literature started with herding cows, which was so boring that I read half of the books from Borzęcin’s library. I herded cows since I was five years old and this was quite an onerous task. Nowadays […] it is probably hard for young people to imagine what the essence of this lesson of patience, which every country child had taken was... It is also difficult to wonder why I escaped through my imagination and dreams beyond the horizon of country limitations – into the world of books... And reading is just a step away from the idea of writing... .” For several years now, Borzęcin has held the Regionalny Konkurs Recytatorski Poezji Józefa Barana [Józef Baran’s Poetry Recitation Regional Competition]. [ezp].