Listy Kazimiery Iłlakowiczówny do Eugeniusza Paukszty (1951-1976)
The Letters of Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna to Eugeniusz Paukszta (1951-1976)
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Both Kazimiera Iłlakowiczówna (1888-1983) and Eugeniusz Paukszta (1916-1979) were born in Vilnius and both settled in Poznań shortly after the Second World War, soon becoming important personages of the city's literary milieu. The presented block of Iłłakowiczówna's correspondence includes 23 letters that pertain mostly to daily matters, e.g. connected with membership in the Union of Polish Writers, but there are also congratulatory letters on the occasion of an award or medal received by Paukszta, there are letters thanking for congratulations sent by Paukszta on occasions when Iłłakowiczówna was the recipient of an award, there are greetings from vacations, holiday wishes and wishes on the birth of his child, there are condolences on the death of his mother. In one of her letters Iłłakowiczówna presents her stance toward the so called „case of Wojciech Bąk" which at that time shocked the artistic circles of Poznań. Iłłakowiczówna wrote a majority of the letters by hand, so they not only express her thoughts but are also evidence of her progressing eye disease.
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