Andrzej Bursa

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Birthday
21, 1932
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 15, 1957 (25)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1932
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 15, 1957 (25)

About

Prolific Polish author who published a novel, two plays, and thirty-seven poems during his short lifetime. Also a newspaper reporter, he worked for a Krakow publication called Dziennik Polski.

Before Fame

He was born in Krakow, Poland and studied at Jagiellonian University before beginning work as a journalist.

Trivia

He died at age twenty-five from heart failure; later, an important Polish poetry prize was established in his honor.

Family Life

His family life and formative years were marked by the Nazi invasion and occupation of Poland. His literary works, characterized by raw language and acute moral questioning, reflect the state of his world.

Associated With

He and fellow Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska studied at the same university.