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Warsaw tribute to Swedish poet

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Roberto Galea 28.11.2016 14:55
A poetry evening celebrating the work of the late Lars Gustafsson will be held at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw on Monday.
Lars Gustafsson. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Suz.Lars Gustafsson. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Suz.

Gustafsson, a Swedish poet, philosopher and playwright, died in April before he could personally receive the 2016 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.

Michał Sobol, who made his poetic debut this year with a book titled Pulsary, will on Monday receive Gustafsson’s award on his behalf.

Herbert, after whom the award is named, died in 1998. He was a soldier in the Polish Legions during World War I, served with the Polish underground Home Army (AK) during World War II and was a committed anti-communist writer. (vb/pk)

Source: IAR

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