ANUCES Associate Mary Besemeres translates Polish Fairytale

ANUCES Associate Mary Besemeres translates Polish Fairytale
Illustration by Julia Konieczna from the project ‘The Adventures of Sindbad the Seafarer’ by Bolesław Leśmian, translated by Mary Besemeres, photo: courtesy of the illustrator /
Thursday 23 April 2020

ANUCES Associate, Dr Mary Besemeres has published the translation of the fairy tale by Polish Jewish poet Bolesław Leśmian, The Adventures of Sindbad the Seafarer (Przygody Sindbada Żeglarza), with beautiful illustrations by Julia Konieczna. It is an unusual story, a version of the Arabian tale first published in Warsaw in 1913. Mary Besemeres was interviewed by about the translation and her experience growing up between Polish and Australian cultures.

Read about the story and its authors, flick through the book and see how the book ‘comes alive’ here:


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