The Skamanders, Jan Lechoń, Julian Tuwim, Kazimierz Wierzyński, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz and Antoni Słonimski , were Poland's most celebrated poets of the inter-war years. In spite of their great fame, the poets maintained a wall of privacy around the nature of their friendship and the literary influence that each poet had on the other. In this, the first critical study of the Skamander poets in English, Barry Keane assesses the creative dynamic within the group. Containing much that will be of interest to both scholars and poetry enthusiasts, Barry Keane argues convincingly that the mosaic of Europe's Modernist literary tradition is still missing pieces.
Barry Keane was born in Dublin in 1972. He is a Doctor of Polish literature and teaches literary translation in the Department of English at Warsaw University. Besides his work on the Skamander poets, he is an acclaimed authority and translator of the Polish Renaissance poet, Jan Kochanowski.
Wydawnictwo Agade 2004, 186 s.