Tymoteusz Karpowicz (3109 words)


Tymoteusz Karpowicz was a modern Polish avant-garde poet, dramatist, literary critic, translator, and scholar. He is considered one of the most original poetic voices to emerge in post-war Poland, a representative of the so-called Generation of Columbuses and, according to some, patron of Polish linguistic poetry.

Karpowicz was born on December 15, 1921, in the village of Zielona (Žalioj) in what is today Lithuania, to Agrypina Fiedorowicz and Mateusz Karpowicz. He grew up in the countryside amid forests and meadows and had to travel twenty kilometres to attend school in Vilnius. Struggling with poverty in his youth, Karpowicz held various jobs to support himself. He lost his left hand, but that did not stop him later in …

Citation: Gąsienica-Byrcyn, Anna Zofia. "Tymoteusz Karpowicz". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 December 2018 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14112, accessed 09 December 2022.]

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