Jerzy Stempowski
  • Born in Cracow in 1894, Stempowski studied history and medicine, and after training as a diplomat, became a journalist in Paris, Berlin and Geneva. He managed to escape Poland in 1939, and to reach Switzerland via Hungary. After the war, he traveled throughout Europe. He is one of the most significant writers to emerge from 20th-century Polish emigration, along with Gombrowicz, Czapski, Milosz and Bobkowski. He died in Bern in 1969.

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