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Prof. Stanisław BARAŃCZAK

Country of residence: The USA

Birth date: 13.11.1946

Date of death: 26.12.2014

Birthplace: Poznań

Award date: 05.06.1995

UŚ Senate resolution date: 11.04.1995

Application date: 13.12.1994

Applying unit: Council of the UŚ Department of Philology

Poet, translator, critic and literary theorist. Co-founder of the Workers’ Defense Committee, literary director of Teatr Ósmego Dnia (1964–1969). Academic at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, professor at the Harvard University (from 1981), co-editor of “Zeszyty Literackie” (“Literary Textbooks”, from 1983), editor-in-chief of “The Polish Review” (New York), the author of numerous poetry and translation volumes, “Poeta pamięta” anthology and “Miłość jest wszystkim co istnieje” anthology. He received an honorary doctorate degree from the Curry College, Milton (Massachusetts, 1982).

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