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    Pan Tadeusz

    "Pan Tadeusz, or the Last Foray in Lithuania" is an epic poem by Adam Mickiewicz, published in two volumes in 1834. This national epic was written between 1833 and 1834 in Paris. It consists of twelve books written in verse, using the Polish thirteen-syllable alexandrine. The action takes place over five days in the year 1811 and one day in the year 1812. The epic is a staple on the Polish reading list. In 2012, it was publicly read as part of a social initiative promoting the knowledge of Polish literature called the National Reading of Pan Tadeusz.

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    The Master and Margarita

    The novel "The Master and Margarita" by Mikhail Bulgakov was written between 1928 and 1940. However, the full version of the novel was not published until 1968 in Frankfurt on the Main. The character of Margarita was based on Bulgakov's wife, Elena Sergeyevna. The action of the novel takes place in the 1930s in Moscow and in ancient Jerusalem. The events unfold simultaneously in the contemporary world and in biblical times.