Wojciech Starzynski

Wojciech Starzy?ski

Adjunct, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(April – June 2012)

Project:

Jan Patocka / Irena Kronska
The Patocka – Kronska Correspondence (1958-1973)
(French > Polish)

The correspondence between Irena Kronska and Jan Patocka is a great document of intellectual life in the countries of the Soviet bloc during the 1960s and early 1970s. As both of them find themselves in difficult life circumstances, their friendship deepens and, especially after 1968, becomes very intense. The letters shed crucial light on Patocka’s poorly known contacts with Polish philosophers.