The article describes the journalistic work of Julian Stryjkowski in the years 1939-1954 as a prelude to his mature artistic activity. The first part of the article presents reports from factories, propagandist texts, and theatre reviews published by Stryjkowski in the Lvov daily 'The Red Banner' (Czerwony Sztandar, 1939-1941). The second part deals with Stryjkowski's cooperation with the weekly 'Free Poland' (Wolna Polska, 1943-1946) issued in Moscow, where he published the political column, film reviews, and theatre sketches touching upon the issue of realism in the arts. The third part shows Stryjkowski's cooperation with home papers (1946-1954) and presents his unknown (incompletely published) drama 'Heritage' (Dziedzictwo).
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.