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poet , essayist and playwright

Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet. Decorated Knight's Cross, Order of Polonia Resituta (Poland); recipient Competition prize Polish Radio, 1958, Millennium prize Polish Institute Arts and Sciences, 1964, Austrian State prize for European Literature, 1965, Herder prize, 1973, Petrarch prize, 1979, Jerusalem Literature prize, 1991, Jurzykowski Foundation award.

Background

HERBERT, Zbigniew was born on October 29, 1924 in Lvov. Son of Boleslaw Herbert and Maria Kaniak.

Education

Master of Arts in Economics, University Cracow, 1947. ML, Nicholas Copernicus University Torun, 1948. Master of Philosophy, University Warsaw, 1950.

Career

Dramaty (Dramas) 1970, Inny pokoj (The Other Room), Jaskinia filozofow (Cave of Philosophers), Lalek, Rekonstrukcja Poety 1973; essays: Barbarzyhca w ogrodzie (A Barbarian in the Garden) 1962. Staff member Twórczosc literature review, Warsaw, 1955-1965. Co-editor Poezja, 1965-1968. Professor modern European literature California State College, Los Angeles, 1970.

Visiting professor University Gdansk, 1972. Member general board foreign committee Polish Writers Association, 1955-1983.

Works

Membership

Polish Writers’ Association 1955-1983, General Board Foreign Committee.

Connections

Married Katarzyna Dzieduszycka, 1968.