Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (1767 words)

Born in Kiev in 1887 into an ethnically Polish family, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky studied law and philology at the University of Kiev. His father was a retired officer, later an accountant. The family was reasonably well-off, and as a young man Krzhizhanovsky enjoyed several European holidays, visiting France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. After graduating in 1913, Krzhizhanovsky worked briefly as a barrister’s assistant before embarking on his literary career. From this time on, he published sketches, feuilletons, and travelogues in a variety of minor local periodicals; simultaneously, he gained a reputation as a public lecturer, offering talks on philosophy, drama, poetry, and all aspects of culture. During the Civil War (when Kiev w…

Maguire, Muireann. "Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 March 2011
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