'Nie ujrze plomiennych piasków wyssanej przez slonce Sahary' (I SHALL NOT SEE THE FIERY SANDS OF SAHARA SUCKED BY THE SUN). A SKETCH TO THE PORTRAIT OF KAZIMIERZ HALABURDA
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The author reconstructs the life of Kazimierz Halaburda (1903-1942). He reminds that Halaburda was one of the leading figures of the young literary Vilnius of the 20's and 30's in the 20th century. Halaburda belonged to the circle called 'Klub Wlóczegów' and wrote poems characteristic of this intellectual group. In 1931, accompanied by Tadeusz Bujnicki, Jerzy Zagórski, and Czeslaw Milosz, he took part in a soirée, which initiated the 'Zagary' formation. His nationalistic sympathies gave rise to his conflict with Zagary. In the 30's, he joined the political movement 'Ruch Narodowo-Radykalny' and published articles and poems (e.g. in 'Falanga' and in 'Prosto z mostu') favoring the program of the 'national revolution'. As the author emphasizes, they express a disappointment at The 2nd Polish Republic, the democracy, and the fascination with totalitarian system, which were typical of this generation. After the outbreak of the WW II Halaburda remained in Vilnius and worked for Józef Mackiewicz's 'Gazeta Codzienna'. Arrested by NKWD Halaburda died shortly after his return from the exile.
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