Poland:New Stamp Released on Poet and Journalist Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer

polish stampPoland has issued a stamp on 12th February 2015 on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer’s. The stamp depicts the portrait of this great personality who made significant input in the development of Polish culture. Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer was a Polish poet, novelist, playwright, journalist and writer. He was a member of the Young Poland movement.

Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer was born in Ludźmierz in Podhale near the Tatra Mountains, then in the Austro-Hungarian Empire now in Poland, and died in Warsaw. Przerwa-Tetmajer studied classics and philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in 1884-1889. He then became a journalist at Kurier Polski, and lived both in the Tatras and in Kraków (Cracow).

After World War I he moved to Warsaw to serve as president of the Society of Writers and Journalists. In 1934 he was made honorary member of the Polish Academy of Literature.

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