Portki Wilka single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Portki Wilka
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'Portki Wilka' is the story of a long-suffering husband, Stanisław Wilk, whose wife appropriates all of his salary for herself and refuses to buy him even a pair of trousers when his only pair is worn out. The character's surname means 'Wolf' in Polish, which is incongruous given his henpecked nature. When he discovers that she has been hoarding his money for herself he emigrates to Australia, where he becomes rich, but finally he returns to Poland and loses his money due to the Edward Gierek government's new taxes.


  • English translation of the title: Wilk's Trousers

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Language: Polish
  • Appears in:
    y Muchołap Henryk Jurewicz , Melbourne : Tygodnik Polski , 2005 6062850 2005 selected work short story Melbourne : Tygodnik Polski , 2005 pg. 22-28
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
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  • 1950-1969
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