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Between Fire and SleepEssays on Modern Polish Poetry and Prose$
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Jaroslaw Anders

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780300111675

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300111675.001.0001

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Adam Zagajewski

Adam Zagajewski

To Hear the Sound of Everything

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(p.158) Adam Zagajewski
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Between Fire and Sleep
Author(s):
Jaroslaw Anders
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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300111675.003.0009

This chapter describes the life and works of Polish writer Adam Zagajewski. Zagajewski belongs to Poland's Solidarity generation—a particular breed of tough, down-to-earth dreamers and pragmatic romantics born at the end of or right after World War II who made ironic defiance their weapon of choice against totalitarian, ideological rant.

Keywords:   Polish writers, prose writers, Polish literature, poets, romantics, Solidarity generation, ironic defiance

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