This volume, which comprises over 800 pages, is a collection of Zbigniew Herbert's journalistic and essay writings that appeared in the Polish press in the years 1948-1998 but were neither chosen by the author for publication nor included in his posthumous work. The editor has succeeded in bringing many interesting but forgotten texts to light.
Zbigniew Herbert was writing this book during the last twenty years of his life and never managed to finish it. Ryszard Krynicki has edited it on the basis of the poet's notes and typescripts, some of which have appeared in the American edition (The Ecco Press, 1999).
A Labyrinth by the Sea is a collection of sketches which came into being on Zbigniew Herbert's journey to Greece. This book, together with Barbarian in the Garden and Still Life with a Bridle, forms a trilogy - an extraordinary story of northern and southern art, from ancient times to the present.
Wybrane portrety Zbigniewa Herberta - poety i eseisty, autor utworów dramatycznych i słuchowisk, pisarz o wielkim dorobku, wyjątkowym autorytecie artystycznym i moralnym, o biografii tragicznie uwikłanej w historię XX wieku. Urodził się 29 października 1924 we Lwowie, zmarł 28 lipca 1998 w Warszawie.
Renowned poets Adam Zagajewski, Edward Hirsch, Charles Simic and translator Alissa Valles pay tribute to the poetic legacy of Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998) and his witty, probing works of prose on travel, classical literature and visual arts. Herbert, an insightful, ironic poet was also the author of dazzling essays which display his signature wit in in musings on ancient civilizations, philosophical parables, investigations of art, culture and history...
There will be both national and local projects celebrating the Prince of Poets: debates, exhibitions, performaces, international scentific conference. Information on all the projects will be available from a special website, www.herbert2008.pl. A list of members of the Organizing Committee.
Ryszard Krynicki, a notable poet, a translator, a publisher and a co-creator of a5 Press became a laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert International Literature Prize – announced The Zbigniew Herbert Foundation on 9th March. The prize is presented since 2013, however it’s the first time that a Polish poet is awarded with this prestigious distinction.
On the 10th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest Polish poets, the Sejm [lower house of parliament] adopted a resolution, passed by acclamation, on declaring 2008 the Year of Zbigniew Herbert.
Charles Simic, an American poet, is the winner of the second edition of the Zbigniew Herbert International Literature Prize. The awards ceremony will be held on May 14th, 2014 at the Polish Theatre in Warsaw.
The Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award is the first such distinction with a global reach to be awarded in Poland. Recipients include William Stanley Merwin, USA (2013), Charles Simic, USA (2014), Ryszard Krynicki, Poland (2015) and Lars Gustafsson, Sweden (2016). This year’s laureate will be announced on 6th March 2017.
Breyten Breytenbach, winner of this year’s Zbigniew Herbert Literary Award, has chronicled South Africa's struggle gainst apartheid and corruption through his vivid and visceral poetry. Interviewed by Marek Kazmierski, Breytenbach reveals the conflicts that have plagued his life, as well as his encounters with the likes of Mandela and (possibly) Herbert himself.
Zbigniew Herbert's works include poetry, plays, essays, and feature articles. The most important, and the one which is best known all over the world, is his poetry, which from his very debut had a distinctive, recognisable tone; this was poetry which critics and readers immediately welcomed with great enthusiasm.
In this overwhelming super-fast Age of Information, poetry can help us read between the lines of our overloaded lives. But what do we choose to read when access becomes so easy and selection becomes so tough? As we become less and less sure of what is good and true, in print and online, Marek Kazmierski helps us translate our way through the mystery.
The Zbigniew Herbert Foundation has announced the 2017 laureate of the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award 2017. The honour has gone to Breyten Breytenbach, the South African poet, writer and artist who opposed Apartheid and was a political prisoner for many years.
The Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award ceremony will take place on Thursday, 25thMay at 9pm [CET]. The prize will be presented to Breyten Breytenbach, one of South Africa’s most outstanding poets. Watch the ceremony live on Culture.pl.
The year 2018 will be an extremely important year in Polish history as it will mark the centenary of Poland’s independence. Numerous events and celebrations marking the occasion will be organised across the country and abroad. 2018 will also be known as the year of Zbigniew Herbert and Irena Sendler.
Three poems by outstanding Polish poets -"Blacksmith Shop" by Czeslaw Miłosz, "Nothing Special" by Zbigniew Herbert and "Star" by Adam Zagajewski - are on display in Tube trains, marking the centenary of Czesław Miłosz
Every Wednesday, between July 6 and 27, from 5.00 pm until 7.00 pm, in select locations of Sopot, local actors will read fragments of books by Paweł Huelle, Czesław Miłosz, Marek Krajewski, Mariusz Czubaj and Zbigniew Herbert.
The great Polish composer premieres premieres his latest piece at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. The Sea of Dreams Rushed Over Me - Songs of Reflection and Nostalgia for soprano, mezzosoprano, baritone, choir and orchestra is a sixty minute long composition set to the texts of major Polish poets, including Cyprian Kamil Norwid, Zbigniew Herbert.
Łódź's Chorea Theatre represents Poland at the International Escena Contemporanea Festival in Madrid with a production of "El juego del señor Cogito" / "Playing Mister Cogito". The work deconstructs Zbigniew Herbert's poetry through 16 "games" that make the text accessible to new audiences, along with the accompaniment of music and dance. Chorea is the only theatre from Poland to perform at the experimental Spanish festival...
An exhibition of photographs by Bohdan Paczowski, "A distant closeness - the Republic in exile: Jerzy Giedroyc, Maisons-Laffitte, London, Naples..." presents the portraits of Polish exiles, chief among them individuals associated with the Paris-based magazine "Kultura," including Jerzy Giedroyc, Witold Gombrowicz, Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski and Zbigniew Herbert.
He is often referred to as "a poet of linguistics." In his poems, Białoszewski transgressed the borders of the established literary language and broke its conventions. The poet’s interests laid in such phenomena as: irregular, disturbed or awkward speech; mumbling, slips of the tongue and linguistic coincidence, inertia and automatism.
Verses by some of Poland's most distinguished post-war poets are installed in the carriages of London's underground Tube trains in June and July. Three poems by outstanding Polish poets - 'Blacksmith Shop' by Czeslaw Milosz, 'Nothing Special' by Zbigniew Herbert and 'Star' by Adam Zagajewski - are on display, marking the centenary of late Nobel Prize laureate Czesław Miłosz, one of the greatest poets of our time...
Composer, writer, music activist. Born 17 August 1907 in Przeworsk, died 5 August 1987 in Warsaw. He completed school in Kraków and, where he was taught music by Father Bernardino Rizzi In 1928, following Karol Szymanowski’s advice, he continued his musical education in the École Normale de Musique in Paris with Paul Dukas and Nadia Boulanger.
Marcin Liber has been using the medium of theatre as a vehicle to explore mechanisms that rule the world of television quiz shows, reality TV programs. He scrutinized pop culture and dealt with Polish history and mythology.