Marian Pankowski (3577 words)

Kris Van Heuckelom (Catholic University of Leuven); Dorota Walczak (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
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In Polish literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Marian Pankowski stands out as a unique, multifaceted phenomenon, not only because of the many literary genres that he practiced over the course of a literary career spanning more than six decades, but also in view of the specificity of the literary language he created and developed in these various genres. Pankowski is an artist with a charismatic and seductive personality, which corresponds to the unusual, often provocative and even scandalous literary œuvre that he left behind.

Pankowski's works are characterized by a courageous desire to tackle taboo issues, and this long before they gained currency and prominence not just in Slavic, but in European l…

Citation: Van Heuckelom, Kris, Dorota Walczak. "Marian Pankowski". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 April 2019 [, accessed 03 March 2021.]

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