Zbigniew Herbert (29 October 1924 – 28 July 1998 / Lvov)
a Polish poet, essayist, drama writer, author of plays, and moralist. A member of the Polish resistance movement, Home Army (AK), during World War II, he is one of the best known and the most translated post-war Polish writers. While he was first published in the 1950's (a volume titled String of light was issued in 1956), soon after he voluntarily ceased submitting most of his works to official Polish government publications. He resumed publication in the 1980's, initially in the underground press.
He was a distant relative of the 17th century poet George Herbert.
Herbert was educated as an economist and a lawyer. Herbert was one of the main poets of the Polish ... more »
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- A ballad that we do not perish
- A Description of the King
- A Halt
- A Knocker
- A Russian Tale
- About Troy
- An Answer
- Daedalus And Icarus
- Elegy of Fortinbras
- First The Dog
- From the Top of the Stairs
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