Herbert, Zbigniew

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Birth 1924-10-29
Death 1998-07-28
German, Polish, French, English, Italian

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Canon of Lichfield

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Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998), poet and writer.

From the description of Zbigniew Herbert papers, 1968-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702173071

Epithet: Chaplain of St. Martin's, London

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Epithet: Archdeacon of Canterbury

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Epithet: of Add MS 38076

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Epithet: Captain; of Tangier

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Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998) was a Polish poet and writer whose work has been extensively translated. He was born in Lwow, Poland, and after the war earned degrees in economics, philosophy, and law. His first book of poetry, Struna Swiatla ( Chord of Light ), was published in 1956. Other collections include Hermes, Pies i Gwiazda ( Hermes, a Dog and a Star ), Studium Przedmiotu ( A Study of the Object ), Pan Cogito ( Mr. Cogito ), Raport z Oblezonego Miasta ( Report from the Besieged City ), Elegia na Odejscie ( Elegy for the Departed ), and Martwa Natura z Wedzidlem ( Still Life with a Bridle ). Zbigniew Herbert was survived by his wife Katarzyna Herbert.

Biographical information taken from the online Gale Biography Resource Center.

From the guide to the Zbigniew Herbert papers, 1968-1989, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)


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