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Ksenia Staroselskaya, photo: Maciej Żenkiewicz / AG

A study of Polish-Russian relations in literature: readers in Russia can enjoy everything from the Polish classics to Polish literature of the 21st century – and the person to thank for that is Ksenia Staroselskaya.

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Zygmunt Krzyżanowski, photo source: public domain

Russian author, essayist, and translator. Born on 30th January, 1887 near Kiev, died on 28th December in Moscow.

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Julia Fiedorczuk, photo courtesy of Katarzyna Marcinkiewicz / Dom Kreatywny

Poet, translator, literary critic popularizing the idea of ecopoetry. She was born on 23 March 1975 in Warsaw, where she is still based.

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Philip Boehm, source: Polish Book Institute

Award-winning translator, playwright, and theatre director Philip Boehm’s work crosses both linguistic and artistic borders. In 2014, his translation of Hanna Krall’s Chasing the King of Hearts won the Found in Translation Award at the New Literature from Europe Festival.

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Krzysztof Bartnicki, photo: courtesy of the author

During the 10 years spent on translating "Finnegans Wake" Krzysztof Bartnicki managed to write the strangest Polish book and translate into English about a hundred poems by Leśmian.

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Bronisław Zieliński on a hunting trip in the 1970s, photography: family archives

Translator of English and American literature. Born on August 22, 1914 in Innichen in South Tyrol (today Italy). Died on March 9, 1985 in Warsaw...

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Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński in his study at Smolna Street in Warsaw, 1927; reproduction by: Danuta Łomaczewska / East News.

A writer, literary and theatre critic, satirist and journalist, translator of French literature.

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Poet, satirist and translator; author of popular works for children. He was a lawyer specialized in copyright law.

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Jacek Dehnel, photo: Lech Gawuc / REPORTER/East News

Poet, writer and translator from English into Polish and Russian; he has also translated songs written to music by Astor Piazzola.

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Tomasz  Różycki, photo: Elżbieta Lempp

Poet, essayist, translator from the French language; winner of the 2004 Kościelski Award, nominated for the 2007 Nike Literary Award.

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Marian Pankowski, photo Elżbieta Lempp

A writer,poet, novelist, playwright, and translator; his style was marked by bold prose and deliberate, self-extolling tone that cried out for recognition.

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Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz with his dog Tropek, 1963, Stawisko - photo source: Museum in Stawisko archive / Fotonova / East News

A poet, prose writer, playwright, essayist, and translator. His prose is strongly tied to literary tradition and to changes in contemporary literature and yet is hard to place.

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Poet and translator; he expressed rebellion against the form of poetry typicall of the Young Poland period and created a new lyrical hero out of the urban resident.

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Esteemed critic, translator, theatre manager, stage director. Creator of the so-called "Krakow school."

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Józef Wittlin, photo: Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe (National Digital Archive).

A poet, novelist, essayist, translator; he belonged to the generation who was deeply affected by the war and antiwar sentiment was often expressed in his work.

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Film and television director, script writer, prose writer, translator. his has an interest in the sphere of ethical greyness, where evil can be somewhat humanized.

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Jan Kochanowski, engraving by Aleksander Regulski (1839-1884); source: CBN Polona

A poet, translator and playwright. Was the greatest Polish man of letters whose poetic genius was the first of its kind and remained unique until the explosion of talent in Romanticism.

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Czesław Miłosz, photo source: AKG Images / East News

Poet, novelist, essayist and translator. Winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature. His poems are known for their depth and metaphysical aspects.

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A literary historian, critic, essayist, and translator; he made his critical debut at a young age and quickly became one of the most outstanding figures of the "Krakow School" of criticism.

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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.

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