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Zbigniew Herbert

Birthplace: Львів (Lwów), Львівська область, Ukraine
Death: Died in Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
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Son of Bolesław Herbert and Maria Herbert
Husband of <private> Herbert (Dzieduszycka)
Brother of <private> Herbert-Żebrowska (Herbert) and Janusz Herbert

Occupation: poeta
Managed by: Andrzej Hennel
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About Zbigniew Herbert

Zbigniew Herbert - poeta, eseista, dramatopisarz, autor słuchowisk; kawaler Orderu Orła Białego; z wykształcenia ekonomista, prawnik i filozof. Wikipedia PL


Zbigniew Herbert (29 October 1924 in Lwów – 28 July 1998 in Warsaw) was 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. Herbert was educated as an economist and a lawyer. Herbert was one of the main poets of the Polish opposition to communism. Starting in 1986, he lived in Paris, where he cooperated with the journal Zeszyty Literackie. He came back to Poland in 1992. On 1 July 2007 the Polish Government instituted 2008 as the Year of Zbigniew Herbert.

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Zbigniew Herbert's Timeline

October 29, 1924
Львів (Lwów), Львівська область, Ukraine
July 28, 1998
Age 73
Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland