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Tadeusz Różewicz (born October 9, 1921 in Radomsko, Poland) is a Polish poet and writer.
Różewicz belongs to the first generation born and educated after
Poland regained its independence in 1918. His juvenile poems were
published in 1938. During the Second World War,
like his brother Janusz (also a poet), he was a soldier of the
Polish underground Home Army.
Unlike Janusz, who was executed by Gestapo in 1944, Różewicz survived the war and
by the time of his dramaturgical debut in 1960, he was the author
of twelve highly acclaimed volumes of poetry. He has since written
over fifteen plays. This eruption of dramaturgical energy was also
accompanied by major volumes of poetry and prose. Różewicz is
considered one of Poland's best post-war poets and most innovative
Some of his best known plays include: The Card Index, The
Interrupted Act, Birth Rate, The Hunger Artist Departs, and
White Marriage. His New Poems was nominated for
the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2008.
Some works have been translated into German by Ilka Boll.