Folwark zwierzęcy/Animal Farm by George Orwell, the 1979 NOWA edition
Translated in 1945 by Teresa Jeleńska, Orwell’s Animal Farm was first published in Polish by the Radio Free Europe in 1956, and later by Jerzy Kulczycki émigré Odnowa press in 1974. Jeleńska met Orwell in London during World War 2 and corresponded with him until his death in 1950. In 1979, NOWA, the emerging giant of Polish samizdat, re-published the London edition with the illustrations and cover page designed by Andrzej Krauze (1947-), a Polish and British political cartoonist known for his damning portrayals of the communist party nomenklatura. Krauze’s contribution to the NOWA publication cost him his job in the Kultura weekly in Warsaw. In the same year, Krauze emigrated to the West and eventually settled in Great Britain where joined the team of The Guardian, reviving the art of political cartoon in the British press. A copy of the NOWA edition of Animals Farm participated in the 1984 British Library exhibition on George Orwell’s works in the languages of Eastern Europe.
London, United Kingdom
- Kunicki, Mikołaj