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Zbigniew Herbert, photo: Danuta B. Łomaczewska / East News

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.

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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.

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Stefan Grabiński, photo: L. Oberhard / National Digital Archives

Writer, one of the precursors of fantasy fiction in Poland. Born on 26th February, 1887 in Kamianka Strumilova (present-day Kamianka Buzka) by the Bug River, died on 12th November, 1936 in Lviv.

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Ruins in Mir, a lithography by Napoleon Orda, source: public domain

No other nation seems to be as closely connected, or even bound by its writings with Polish literature as the literature of Belarus. Here is a brief history of Polish-Belarusian belles-lettres.

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The Book Institute presents writings from eight Polish authors who are recognised as classics in their home country, but are thus far little known to a foreign readership. The presentation takes place as part of the London Book Fair, one of the world’s biggest literary events.

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Zbigniew Herbert, photo: A. Jałosiński/Forum

A poet, essayist, author of plays and radio dramas; he was a writer of great accomplishment with an exceptional artistic and moral authority.

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Bruno Schulz, "Self-portrait", 1920-22, cliché-verre.

Writer painter, illustrator and graphic artist known for short story collections that bring back the magical reality of Poland's pre-war shtetl's.

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