Krysinska, Marie

Seth Whidden (University of Oxford)
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Born into a prominent Warsaw family, Marie Krysinska moved to Paris as a young girl and embarked on a rich life in a wide variety of literary and performing arts that received rejection and success in equal measure. Her attempts at reclaiming free-verse poetry as her innovation succeeded only in fanning the flames of misogyny, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism that would dog the reception of her work long after her death, and well until the late twentieth century.

Daughter of Warsaw lawyer Ksawery Teodor Krysiński de Leliwa, Marie Krysinska was the granddaughter of politician and economist Dominik Krysiński (1785-1853). The family was an illustrious one: Dominik’s brothers Jan and Franciszek were distinguished military generals (Jan in particular for his role defending the Zamość

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Citation: Whidden, Seth. "Krysinska, Marie". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 February 2013 [, accessed 22 April 2024.]

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