Stanisław Brzozowski

Jens Herlth (Universitaet Fribourg)
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Stanisław Brzozowski (1878–1911), pseud. Adam Czepiel, was one of the most prolific and influential literary critics of early twentieth-century Poland. His critical writings, as well as his novel


[Flames] (1908) and his posthumously published


[Diary] (1913), have had a lasting impact on generations of Polish writers, intellectuals, and literary critics. The poet Czesław Miłosz, the literary scholar Kazimierz Wyka, and the writer and editor Jerzy Giedroyc have all expressed their indebtedness to him. Brzozowski was seen as the intellectual patron of the journal

Wiadomości Literackie

[Literary News], the highly influential mainstream literary review of interwar Poland. He was a source of inspiration for the young right-wing intellectuals of the monthly

Sztuka i

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Citation: Herlth, Jens. "Stanisław Brzozowski". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 July 2017 [, accessed 23 February 2024.]

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