Szpilki was a Polish satirical magazine. It was established in 1936 by a group of leftist literary people, including Eryk Lipiński, Zenon Wasilewski [pl], and Zbigniew Mitzner [pl] (chief editor).[1][2] The title literally means "Pins".

Motto: Prawdziwa cnota krytyk się nie boi, ("The true virtue is not afraid of criticisms") [2] a quote from Ignacy Krasicki's mock-heroic poem Monachomachia, or War of Monks [pl].

Suspended during World War II, it was resumed in 1945. In 1953 Szpilki was merged with another satirical magazine, Mucha.[2]

Together with many other printed media, it was suspended during the martial law in Poland. Since 1990 the magazine met with troubles, and after several attempts of reanimation it was closed in 1994.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J. Łojek, J. Myśliński, W. Władyka, Dzieje prasy polskiej, Warszawa 1988, p. 103, p. 119.
  2. ^ a b c "Prasa satyryczna i humorystyczna w XIX i XX wieku"

Further readingEdit

  • Olaf Bergmann, '"Prawdziwa cnota krytyk się nie boi..." Karykatura w czasopismach satyrycznych Drugiej Rzeczypospolitej, 2012, ISBN 978-83-7181-733-5