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Encounters with Polish Literature S3E4: "Nowa Fala". The New Wave in Polish Poetry with Katarzyna Zechenter | Discussion

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Polish Cultural Institute New York


Literary studies


20th century Contemporary literature Solidarity


The "New Wave" in Polish poetry or "Nowa Fala" from around 1968 through the Solidarity years, is on the agenda in the latest episode of "Encounters with Polish Literature" with my guest, Katarzyna Zechenter from UCL SSEES in London.

These are poets like Adam Zagajewski, Stanisław Barańczak, Ewa Lipska, Ryszard Krynicki, Julian Kornhauser, and others who were dedicated to pursuit of truth in the face of censorship and newspeak, very much influenced by the work of Czesław Miłosz, Tadeusz Różewicz, and Zbigniew Herbert.

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David A. Goldfarb
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