Barbara Torunczyk


Editor-in-chief, Zesztyty Literackie (Warsaw)

Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow (April – June 2013)


Zesztyty Literackie:Where Do We Come From? What
Are We? Where Are We Going? Or: The Autobiography of the Mind

The intention of my project is to write a book on the history of the literary magazine Zeszyty Literackie that is a unique cultural institution, presented as an ongoing intellectual project initiated thirty years ago (1982), aiming to give 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…