Czechowicz, Józef

Czechowicz, Józef, b 15 March 1903 in Lublin, Poland, d 9 September 1939 in Lublin. Polish poet, modernist. Besides composing original, mostly philosophical and pessimistic, poetry, Czechowicz translated the works of foreign poets into Polish, including the Ukrainian poets Taras Shevchenko and Pavlo Tychyna and other Soviet and émigré poets. He also translated works of Ukrainian prose writers Vasyl Stefanyk and Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky. His translations were usually published in Biuletyn Polsko-Ukraiński and in the newspaper Zet. His translations of Ukrainian poetry were published in the book Wiersze (Poems, Lublin 1963).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1989).]

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