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Encyclopedia > Christopher Kasparek

Christopher Kasparek (born 1945) is a writer and a translator from Polish into English. 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Polish Armed Forces veterans of World War II, he lived several years in London, England, before moving with his family in 1951 to the U.S.A. He is a 1966 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied Polish literature with the 1980 Nobel laureate Czesław Miłosz. In 1978 he received a medical degree from Warsaw Medical School, in Poland. Edinburgh viewed from Arthurs Seat. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Greater London and the Regions of England. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The University of California (UC) is a public university system within the State of California. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Nobel, (Swedish pronuncaition: nou´bell ), can mean: Nobel Prize - awarded annually since 1901, from the bequest of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel Nobel Prize in Physics Nobel Prize in Chemistry Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Nobel Prize for Literature Nobel Peace Prize Laureates/Winners of the Nobel Prize By Country... Czesław Miłosz in September 1999 Czesław Miłosz (pronounced [ʧεsȗav miȗɔʃ]; June 30, 1911–August 14, 2004) was a Polish poet and essayist. ...


Kasparek has edited and translated books by the renowned historian of philosophy, Władysław Tatarkiewicz (On Perfection, 1979; A History of Six Ideas, 1980); the prominent military historian Władysław Kozaczuk (Enigma, 1984: the "Bible" on the Polish foundations of World War II Enigma decryption); Poland's greatest novelist, Bolesław Prus (Pharaoh, 2nd, revised edition, 2001); and other writers. A short but very demanding translation was his English version of Poland's Constitution of May 3, 1791 (c. 1985), since republished in numerous outlets, and available (corrected and augmented with the Free Royal Cities Act) on Wikisource. His translations of verse include selected Fables and Parables by Ignacy Krasicki. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... In the history of cryptography, the Enigma was a portable cipher machine used to encrypt and decrypt secret messages. ... This article is about algorithms for encryption and decryption. ... . Bolesław Prus Bolesław Prus (pronounced: [bɔlεswaf prus]; August 20, 1847 – May 19, 1912), born Aleksander Głowacki, was a Polish journalist, short-story writer, and novelist. ... Pharaoh (Polish: Faraon) is the fourth and last of the major novels by Bolesław Prus. ... May 3rd Constitution (painting by Jan Matejko, 1891). ... Wikisource is a sister project to Wikipedia that aims to create a free wiki compendium of primary source texts in any language, as well as translations of source texts. ... Fables and Parables (Bajki i przypowieści, 1779) by Ignacy Krasicki is an enduring classic of Polish literature. ... Ignacy Krasicki Ignacy Krasicki (February 3, 1735 - March 14, 1801) was a Polish prince of the Roman Catholic Church, social critic, a leading writer and the outstanding poet of the Polish Enlightenment, hailed by contemporaries as the Prince of Poets. ...


Kasparek has made notable contributions to the history of Enigma decryption and has published ground-breaking papers on Bolesław Prus and his novel Pharaoh.


 
 

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