Wislawa Szymborska

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Birthday
2, 1923
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Feb 1, 2012 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1923
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Feb 1, 2012 (88)

About

Decorated Polish poet who received the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Herder Prize, and the Goethe Prize. Her numerous poetry collections include Sto Pociech (No End to Fun), Sol (Salt), and Chwila (Moment).

Before Fame

She studied Polish Literature and sociology at the Jagiellonian University before publishing her first poem in 1945.

Trivia

Her poems make use of literary devices such as paradox and irony to explore the human condition.

Family Life

She divorced Adam Wlodek in 1954 after six years of marriage.

Associated With

She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature one year after Seamus Heaney won the award in 1995.

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