Marian Pankowski

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Marian Pankowski (9 November 1919 3 April 2011) was a Polish writer, poet, literary critic and translator.


Pankowski was born in Sanok. He was a member of the Polish resistance during World War II, and a prisoner in the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen. After the war, he settled in Belgium, [1] where he died in Brussels from pneumonia on 3 April 2011 at the age of 91.


Pankowski's Holocaust narratives critically engage with the Polish tradition; he frequently criticizes the pronounced patriarchalism cum Catholicism. [2] The controversy that resulted from his writing seems to stem from his "unconventional approach to sexuality, including same-sex love." [2]

Besides writing original work, Pankowski has published translations of Polish poetry into French. [1]

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