Samuel Fiszman

Polish literature educator

Born Oct. 15, 1914, Radom, Poland; came to U.S., 1970; son of Fiszel and Ewa (Sitkowska); married Alicja (Zadrozna); child: Anna.

Education: Main School of Agriculture, Warsaw (Poland), 1934-39; diploma, Technical University of Lwow, Dublany (Poland), 1940.

Career: associate prof., 1954-63, prof., 1963-69, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; associate prof., 1956-63, prof., 1963-69, University of Warsaw; prof., 1970-85, prof. emeritus, 1985 -, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Author: Mickiewicz w Rosji, 1949; Archiwalia mickiewiczowskie, 1962; co-author, editor of Polish literature, Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature, 1980, Polish Renaissance in Its European Context, 1988; over 100 articles; exhibition organizer and author of catalogues of rare Polish books, Library of Indiana University.

Member of: Polish Society of Arts and Sciences Abroad, London (United Kingdom); honorary member, Adam Mickiewicz Literature Society; council member, Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.); conference organizer: The Polish Renaissance in Its European Context, 1982, The Bicentennial of Polish Constitution of 3 May 1791 and The Tradition of Polish Democracy, 1991.

Honors: Adam Mickiewicz Literature Society 100 Anniversary Medal, 1990

Languages: Polish, English, German, Russian

Hobby: folk art

Home: 824 Eastside Dr., Bloomington, IN 47401

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1996