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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

(p.158) Adam Zagajewski
Between Fire and Sleep
Jaroslaw Anders
Yale University Press

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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