Adam Zagajewski

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Birthday
21, 1945
Birthplace
Poland
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
Poland

About

Polish poet, author, and recipient of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Many of his poetry collections, including Canvas, Tremor, and Unseen Hand, were translated into English.

Before Fame

He and his family were forced out of Lwow, Poland in 1946 by the Ukrainian SSR.

Trivia

His poem, "Try to Praise the Mutilated World," became famous following the events of September 11, 2001.

Family Life

He married Maja Wodecka, an actress and translator.

Associated With

His prose piece, "Two Cities," contains references to Friedrich Nietzsche and other great thinkers.