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ⓘ Tymoteusz Karpowicz




                                     

ⓘ Tymoteusz Karpowicz

In 1971, Karpowicz received the prestigious fellowship of the "Foundation pour une Entraide Intellectuelle Europeenne" in Paris. Two years later in 1973 he was invited to join the University of Iowa "International Working Program".

In 1974, he was appointed visiting associate professor of Polish literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he taught for two years. Although he has never received any official literary awards in Poland because of his stance as a political dissident, he was awarded the prestigious Alfred Jurzykowski Prize in New York City and was twice a recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Annual Award.

He spent the next two years in West Germany 1976-78 in Bonn, West Berlin, Munich, and Regensburg Universities. In 1978, he returned to the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures as a full professor.

After Lithuania declared its independence in 1990, Karpowicz wrote several articles in the Polish press encouraging Poland to recognize Lithuania.

Karpowicz retired from the now Department of Slavic and Baltic Literatures at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993. Karpowicz passed away on June 26, 2005 at his home on 1110 S. Scoville Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois. He was buried on August 3rd, 2005 along with his wife Maria in Osobowice Cemetery in Wroclaw.

                                     

1. Legacy

Contemporary Polish-Italian sculptor Krzysztof Michal Bednarski dedicated his 2016 art exihibition Gravity to Tymoteusz Karpowicz.

Karpowiczs Villa in Wroclaw

It was announced in 2019 that Karpowiczs villa in Wroclaw would become the future home Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuks Foundation. Aside from Tokarczuk, Agnieszka Holland and Ireneusz Grin will join her on the foundations Board of Directors. The writer will allocate the 350.000 zloty she was awarded upon winning the Nobel Prize.

                                     

2. Selected works

  • Sloje zadrzewne, 1999
  • Male cienie wielkich czarnoksieznikow. Zarejestrowane w pasmie cyfr od 797 do 7777, 2007
  • Opowiadania turystyczne, 1966
  • Odwrocone swiatlo
  • Kamienna muzyka, 1958
  • Rozwiazywanie przestrzeni: poemat polimorficzny fragmenty
  • Wiersze wybrane, 1969
  • Zywe wymiary, 1948
  • Znaki rownania, 1960
  • Gorzkie zrodla, 1957
  • W imie znaczenia, 1962
  • Legendy pomorskie, 1948
  • Trudny las, 1964
  • Poezja niemozliwa. Modele Lesmianowskiej wyobrazni, 1975
                                     

3. Bibliography

  • Polscy pisarze wspolczesni 1939-1991. Warszawa: PWN. p. 173. ISBN 8301115939.
  • "Gramatyka poezji”?. Warszawa.
  • Krystyna Latawiec, "Dramat poetycki po 1956 roku: Jaroslaw M. Rymkiewicz, Stanislaw Grochowiak, Tymoteusz Karpowicz”, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii Pedagogicznej, Krakow 2007
  • Kregi wtajemniczenia: czytelnik, badacz, tlumacz, pisarz. Krakow: Wydawnictwo Literackie. ISBN 8308006051.
  • Wspolczesni polscy pisarze i badacze literatury. Slownik biobibliograficzny, T. 4, pod red. J. Czachowskiej, A. Szalagan. Warszawa: WSiP. 1996. p. 66. ISBN 83-02-05974-9.

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