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Polish New Wave writers
Thursday, April 08, 2021, 03:00pm - 12:00am
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Tadeusz Solowij Lectures of the Kosciuszko Foundation
co-organized together with The Polish Program at CUNY Hunter College

Touched by history:
Politics and poetics of the
Polish New Wave writers in the 1970s

A lecture by Jaroslaw Anders
dedicated to the memory of Adam Zagajewski

From the Kosciuszko Foundation website: In the second lecture devoted to a group of poets known as the "New Wave" or "Generation 68," who emerged in the late 1960s and 1970s in response to specific sociopolitical conditions, Jaroslaw Anders continues to discuss their common preoccupations and individual poetic voices that shaped the literary and political sensibilities in the last decades of communism in Poland. Hardly limited to political or social subjects, the poems explored the whole range of experience of their contemporaries, while bearing the indelible mark of their collective condition. Their poetry absorbed and transformed the realities of their time into a rich fabric of references that remain relevant until the present day.

Jaroslaw Anders talks about the poetic worlds of Ewa Lipska in the third and final part of his presentation of the first generation of Polish poets born after World War II.


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