Herbert, Zbigniew

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Born: Oct 29, 1924 AD
Died: 1998 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Polish
Categories: Essayists, Poets, Writers


1924 AD - Zbigniew Herbert, born on the 29th of October in Lvov, in Ukraine (formerly Lvov, Poland). He was an influential Polish poet, essayist and moralist. A member of the Polish resistance movement during World War II, he is one of the best known and most translated post-war Polish writers.

 

1956 AD - His first collection was Struna swiatla Chords of Light.

 

1961-1983 AD - Later volumes include Studium przedmiotu, (Study of the Object), Pan Cogito (Mr Cogito), and Raport z oblezonego miasta (Report from a Besieged City).

 

1992 AD - He returned to Warsaw, by this time seriously ill.

 

1994 AD - He praised the Cold War anti-communist spy Colonel Ryszard Kukliński in an open letter then president Lech Wałęsa, and later also expressed support for the Chechen Dzjochar Dudajev.

 

1998 AD - He died on the 28th of July in Warsaw, Poland.

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