Czechowicz, Józef

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Czechowicz, Józef

 

Born Mar. 15, 1903, in Lublin; died there Sept. 9,1939. Polish poet.

A schoolteacher by profession, Czechowicz published the journal Reflektor in 1924 and 1925. His collections of verse include Stone (1927), Ballad From the Other Side (1932), and The Human Voice (1939). Czechowicz’s verse re-creates the atmosphere of the Polish provinces and reflects a presentiment of the impending destruction of the bourgeois world. After beginning with formalist experimentation, he moved toward a realistic poetics. Czechowicz perished during Hitler’s bombardment of Lublin.

WORKS

Wiersze wybrane. Warsaw, 1967.
Poezje wybrane. Warsaw, 1968.
Wybór poezji. Wroclaw, 1970.
Wyobraźnia stwarzajaca: Szkice literackie. Lublin, 1972.

REFERENCES

Wyka, K. “J. Czechowicz.” In his book Rzecz wyobraźni. Warsaw, 1959.
Gralewski, W. Stalowa tecza: Wspomnienia o J. Czechowiczu. Warsaw, 1968.
Spotkania z Czechowiczem. Lublin, 1971.