The Polish literary magazine Zeszyty Literackie is a unique cultural institution, an ongoing intellectual project initiated thirty years ago (1982). In her talk Barbara Torunczyk, editor-in-chief of Zeszyty Literackie, will talk about her current book project that reflects on the history of the magazine giving voice to various modes of thought in Poland and Eastern Europe. The book will also be an intellectual portrait of the generation 1968 and their patrons, a summary of the victories and failures of this generation in Poland and beyond. Among them will be: Stanislaw Baranczak, Joseph Brodsky, Jacek Kuron, Adam Michnik, Tomas Venclova, Adam Zagajewski and their patrons: Václav Havel, Zbigniew Herbert, Leszek Kolakowski, Czeslaw Milosz…
Barbara Torunczyk, Editor-in-chief, Zeszyty Literackie, Warsaw.
Chair: Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University and IWM Permanent Fellow
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