In this episode of The Debrief, we are at home with Krzysztof Czyżewski, Polish poet, director and founder of the Borderland Foundation in Sejny, northeastern Poland.
At a time when Poland didn’t exist as a sovereign nation after being wiped off the map of Europe by the three partitions between 1772–1795, the Panorama provided a comforting memory of the importance of the Polish nation.
Notable for hosting Polish émigrés including Jan Karski, Witold Gombrowicz and Czesław Miłosz, the house which belonged to General Władysław Sikorski’s secretary Walentyna Janta-Połczyńska, has been highlighted as a place of cultural significance by a local heritage society who want it included on the official register of monuments.
Madeline G. Levine joins A-list of translators for her ‘exquisitely composed and fastidiously accurate’ masterpiece.
With 880 pages, “In the Shadow of Totalitarianisms” brings together previously-scattered articles, essays and reviews, inviting Miłosz fans, literary scholars and historians to explore its themes in greater depth.
Born into a Polish-Lithuanian aristocratic family and given the title of a prince, Giedroyc became one of the key figures of Polish postwar culture. Today marks the 18th anniversary of his death.
Thousands of literary and poetry lovers have recently arrived in Krakow to take part in the "Miłosz Festival" - the largest celebration of poetry in Poland and in Central Europe, taking place in Kraków until June 14.