Emil Zegadłowicz

Emil Zegadłowicz (20 July 1888 – 24 February 1941) was a Polish poet, prose writer, novelist, playwright, translator, expert of art; co-originator of Polish expressionism, member of expressionists' group Zdrój, co-founder of group Czartak.

Emil Zegadłowicz
Emil Zegadłowicz, portrait.jpg
Born(1888-07-20)20 July 1888
Biała, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Died24 February 1941(1941-02-24) (aged 52)
Sosnowiec, German-occupied Poland
OccupationPoet, writer, translator
NationalityPolish
GenreExpressionism
Notable worksZmory, Motory

BiographyEdit

 
Tenement house in Biała, birthplace of Emil Zegadłowicz

Zegadłowicz was born on 20 July 1888 in Biała, now part of Bielsko-Biała in to the family of a teacher. From 1906 to 1911 he studied Polish philology, German philology and history of art at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, then he continued his studies in Vienna and Dresden. Although born in a German language island of Bielsko and Biała, he wasn't much connected with this region and lived in Gorzeń Górny near Wadowice and Poznań.

From 1917 to 1922 he collaborated with group of Poznań expressionists related with periodical Zdrój. In 1919 became an officeholder of the Ministry of Culture and Art. He initiated and co-founded regional literary group and periodical Czartak. From 1927 to 1931 was a literary manager of Polish Theatre in Poznań. He was an editor of Roman Catholic periodical Tęcza (1928–1929), editor of theatre magazine Świat Kulis, programme director in Poznań broadcasting station of Polskie Radio. In 1933–1934 he was a literary manager in theatre of Katowice. In 1934 he became an editor of periodical Wieś. Later Zegadłowicz fall afoul of Roman Catholic Church and the Right, and in 1936 became a sympathiser of the Left.

He died on 24 February 1941 in Sosnowiec.

WorksEdit

 
Poet in his home, Gorzeń Górny, June 1933.
  • Powsinogi beskidzkie (1923)
  • Kolędziołki beskidzkie (1923)
  • Żywot Mikołaja Srebrempisanego (1927–1929)
  • Zmory (1935)
  • Motory (1938)
  • Wasz korespondent donosi (1939, theatre play, missing)
  • Domek z kart (1940, theatre play)

ReferencesEdit

  • Hierowski, Zdzisław (1947). 25 lat literatury na Śląsku 1920–1945. Katowice, Wrocław: Wydawnictwa Instytutu Śląskiego. OCLC 69489660.
  • "Zegadłowicz Emil". Internetowa encyklopedia PWN (in Polish). Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  • "Zegadłowicz Emil". WIEM Encyklopedia (in Polish). Retrieved 2008-02-17.

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