The Art & Work of Cyprian Norwid¶
His Life & Times
Cyprian Kamil Norwid¶
Cyprian Kamil Norwid was a Polish writer (1821-1883).
His work, rediscovered today, provides an insight into the mind of an artist trying to make sense of the world in his unique way - through his religion, upbringing, language and history.
Having his work read by future generations was one of his hopes.
A scanned page from Panorama Polska from May 1983 showing Norwid's Moja Piosenka [sic].
*** Norwid News ***
Norwidiana.blogspot.com open_in_new - is as close as I can find to a site that posts updated news about a writer who died in 1883.
Fundacja Museion Norwid open_in_new - the plan to open a museum dedicated to Norwid in 2021 on the 200th anniversay of his birth.
Studia Norwidiana open_in_new - the first English translation of "Studia Norwidiana" available in PDF.
Norwid - 3 English Translations¶
Reading Norwid in Polish one can hear the author's unique voice. Translators have a difficult task in trying to interpret, translate and maintain that voice.
Read English versions of one of Norwid's short poems as interpreted by 3 different translators.
Norwid in Song¶
Norwid's work has inspired artists to produce musical interpretations of his writings.
Performed by Czesław Niemen open_in_new.
Performed by Wanda Warska open_in_new.
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