Jan Lechoń (1190 words)

Jan Lechoń (pseudonym of Leszek Józef Serafimowicz) was born in Warsaw in 1899 into a middling gentry intelligentsia family. The second of three boys, he debuted as a poetic Wunderkind at the age of thirteen. By the time he enrolled to study Polish philology at Warsaw University in 1916, he was already the author of two collections of poetry and a one-act play that had been performed by three of Warsaw’s leading actors. During his university years, Lechoń collaborated with the journal Pro arte et studio, the germ of interwar Poland’s most renowned poetic group, Skamander, which included Julian Tuwim, Kazimierz Wierzyński, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Antoni Słonimski, and Stanisław Baliński. In 1918 he helped found …

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Koropeckyj, Roman. "Jan Lechoń". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 March 2016
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