Author

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Juliusz Słowacki

Polish poet

1809   -   1849

country of citizenship: Poland
language of expression: Polish
educated at: Vilnius University
occupation: poet, diplomat, translator, playwright, writer, philosopher

Juliusz Słowacki (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjuljuʂ swɔˈvat͡ski]; French: Jules Slowacki; 4 September 1809 – 3 April 1849) was a Polish Romantic poet. He is considered one of the "Three Bards" of Polish literature — a major figure in the Polish Romantic period, and the father of modern Polish drama. His works often feature elements of Slavic pagan traditions, Polish history, mysticism and orientalism. His style includes the employment of neologisms and irony. His primary genre was the drama, but he also wrote lyric poetry. His most popular works include the dramas Kordian and Balladyna and the poems Beniowski, Testament mój and Anhelli. Słowacki spent his youth in the "Stolen Lands", in Kremenets (Polish: Krzemieniec; now in Ukraine) and Vilnius (Polish: Wilno, in Lithuania). He briefly worked for the government of the Kingdom of Poland. During the November 1830 Uprising, he was a courier for the Polish revolutionary government. When the uprising ended in defeat, he found himself abroad and thereafter, like many compatriots, lived the life of an émigré. He settled briefly in Paris, France, and later in Geneva, Switzerland. He also traveled through Italy, Greece and the Middle East. Eventually he returned to Paris, where he spent the last decade of his life. He briefly returned to Poland when another uprising broke out during the Spring of Nations (1848).
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works

36

Beniowski

literary work

author: Juliusz Słowacki

1841

W Szwajcarii

poem written by Juliusz Słowacki

author: Juliusz Słowacki

1839

Król-Duch

poem written by Juliusz Słowacki

author: Juliusz Słowacki

1847

Mazepa

literair werk

author: Juliusz Słowacki

1840

Balladyna

play written by Juliusz Słowacki

author: Juliusz Słowacki

Testament mój

literair werk van Juliusz Słowacki

author: Juliusz Słowacki

Kordian

1834 poem written by Juliusz Słowacki

author: Juliusz Słowacki

1834

Anhelli

1838 poem written by Juliusz Słowacki

author: Juliusz Słowacki

1838

Arab

poemat Juliusza Słowackiego

author: Juliusz Słowacki

1832

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