we need some well-versed Polish anon to prepare a list of essential Polish literature
afaik they began really writing stuff by the time Russians did but for some reason nobody cared to translate Polish books
they're a 38mln nation for fuck's sake, I can't believe they didn't produce any quality lit
I'm American, but went to school in Poland for three years and spent a total of five years there. Even in the schools they don't really discuss writers from the country. The legacy is very weak. There are no flagship authors.