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Stanisław Jerzy Lec

Polish writer (1909-1966)

1909   -   1966

country of citizenship: Austria-Hungary, Polish People's Republic, Poland
native language: Polish
languages spoken, written or signed: Polish
educated at: Law Faculty of Lviv University, Lviv University
occupation: writer, poet, aphorist
award received: Knight of the Order of Polonia Restituta, Cross of Valour, Medal for Warsaw 1939-1945, Partisan Cross (Poland)

Stanisław Jerzy Lec (Polish pronunciation: [staˈɲiswaf ˈjɛʐɨ lɛts]; 6 March 1909 – 7 May 1966), born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz, was a Polish aphorist and poet. Often mentioned among the greatest writers of post-war Poland, he was one of the most influential aphorists of the 20th century, known for lyric poetry and skeptical philosophical-moral aphorisms, often with a political subtext.
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