Born Mar. 13, 1909, in Warsaw; died Aug. 22, 1944, near Garwolin. Polish poet. Joined the Communist Party of Poland in 1932.
Szenwald studied at Warsaw University. He was first published in 1925. In 1926 he joined Kwadryga, a literary group whose poetic practice was characterized by social awareness, a tendency toward reflectiveness, and fidelity to the traditions of C. Norwid. In his works, which include poems, the narrative poem Scene By a Brook (1936), and radio dramas, Szenwald dealt with the social and political problems of his day. His literary manner reflected the traditions of the classics. Szenwald translated works by Shakespeare, P. B. Shelley, M. Gorky, and V. V. Mayakovsky.
WORKSWiersze wybrane. Warsaw, 1964.
Wiersze liryczne. Warsaw, 1964.
In Russian translation:
Plechom k plechu. Moscow, 1949.
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Istoriia pol’skoi literatury, vol. 2. Moscow, 1969.
Flukowski, S. “’Kwadryga’: L. Szenwald i jego poezja.” Twórczosść, 1947, issue 11.
Kornacki, J. “Rozmowa o L. Szenwaldzie.” Przegląd Kulturalny, 1956, no. 34.
Wspomnienia o L. Szenwaldzie. Warsaw, 1963.
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