Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer – a great Polish poet, journalist and writer

February 24th, 2015

FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to inform that Polish Post has released a special stamp commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer's birth. The stamp depicts the portrait of this great personality who made significant input in the development of Polish culture. The issue was released and put into circulation on the 12th of February.

Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer was a Polish poet, novelist, playwright, journalist and writer. He was a member of the Young Poland movement.

Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer was born in Ludźmierz in Podhale near the Tatra Mountains, then in the Austro-Hungarian Empire now in Poland, and died in Warsaw. Przerwa-Tetmajer studied classics and philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in 1884-1889. He then became a journalist at Kurier Polski, and lived both in the Tatras and in Kraków (Cracow).

After World War I he moved to Warsaw to serve as president of the Society of Writers and Journalists. In 1934 he was made honorary member of the Polish Academy of Literature.

Przerwa-Tetmajer wrote seven collections of poetry before World War I. He is particularly well known for his works about the Tatra Mountains. At least one of his poems, Kriváň, High Kriváň! (Krywaniu, Krywaniu wysoki!) is now often taken for an authentic folk song and was credited as such on a similarly named 1972 folk-rock album by Skaldowie.