Wojciech Karpiński

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Wojciech Karpiński (11 May 1943 – 18 August 2020) was a Polish writer, historian of ideas and literary critic. He was born in Warsaw.

Karpiński made his writing debut in 1964 with an essay on François de La Rochefoucauld. He went on to publish in Kultura, Res Publica, Tygodnik Powszechny, Znak, Zeszyty Literackie and Gazeta Wyborcza.

Between 1982 and 2008 he worked as a researcher of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. He has taught at the University of Texas in Austin (1990) and New York University (1994–95, invited by Tony Judt).[1]

Karpiński died on 18 August 2020 in Paris at the age of 77.[2]

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  1. Jadwiga Czachowska, Alicja Szałagan, Współcześni Polscy pisarze i badacze literatury. Słownik biobibliograficzny. Vol. 4, Warsaw 1996; see also: Online Encyclopedia of Solidarnosc Archived 2016-08-11 at Archive.today
  2. "Wojciech Karpiński nie żyje. W pandemii zdążył stworzyć antologię, o której marzył" [Wojciech Karpiński died. During the pandemic he managed to create an antology he had been dreaming of]. www.wiez.com.pl (in Polish). 2020-08-19. Retrieved 2020-08-19.