Maciąg, Kazimierz, doctor, lecturer in the Institute of Polish Philology of the University of Rzeszów. Author of numerous articles and the first Polish monograph on “table-talk”, entitled W kręgu problematyki „pamiętników mówionych” [Table-talk] (Rzeszów, 2001). Interested in Polish literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and especially literary creations of the great historical figures and the related phenomenon of mystification, falsification and literary legend. His most recent book is „Naczelnym u nasjest artystą”. O legendzie Fryderyka Chopina w literaturze polskiej [“He is the foremost artist among us”. On the legend of Fryderyk Chopin in Polish literature] (Rzeszów, 2010)., Polska