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The renowned literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki died on Wednesday in Frankfurt at age 93. He was born 1920 in Włocławek in northern Poland.
Writer and journalist, also a literary critic early on his career; he has represented Poland at a number of literature festivals abroad.
Made his debut in the inter-war period as a literary critic. He was a co-founder in 1947 and one of the original editors of "Kultura", then published in Rome.
This historian of ideas, literary critic, art historian and translator boasts wide education and reading, has a brilliant command of style, and is one of the very best Polish essayists.
A poet, novelist, literary critic, and authority on and translator of Serbo-Croatian literature, he is one of the outstanding and most durable exponents of the "New Wave" poetry of the 1970s.
A literary artist of great talents, a novelist and a literary critic who has a doctorate in German literature. An eminent authority on the work of Thomas Mann.
A literary critic and historian, translator, and essayist; author of excellent essays on Old Polish and English Romantic praise, known best for his studies of the classical tradition.
A poet, translator, literary critic, essayist, scholar, editor and lecturer. A leading poet of the "New Wave" where he combined literary work with scholarship and politics.
A poet and translator of contemporary English-language poetry, he has published several dozen books of poetry, literary criticism, anthologies.
A poet, literary and music critic, and fiction writer; he has been nominated for the Nike'98 and '99 Award. He has won the Koscielski Prize in 1999.
Contributes regularly to the monthlies "Tworczosc" and "Literatura na Swiecie" and has published in most Polish literary and cultural journals.