Biography of Tadeusz Rozewicz (1921 – 2014)
Tadeusz Różewicz (b. November 9, 1921 in Radomsko, Poland, d. 24 April, 2014 in Wrocław, Poland) was a Polish poet and writer.
Różewicz belonged to the first generation born and educated after Poland regained its independence in 1918. His juvenile poems were published in 1938. During the Second World War, like his brother Janusz (also a poet), he was a soldier of the Polish underground Home Army.
Unlike Janusz, who was executed by Gestapo in 1944, Różewicz survived the war and by the time of his dramaturgical debut in 1960, he was the author of highly acclaimed twelve volumes of poetry. He has since written over fifteen plays. This eruption of dramaturgical energy was also accompanied by major volumes of poetry and prose. Różewicz was considered one of Poland’s best post-war poets and most innovative playwrights.