Andrzej Kijowski

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Not to be mistaken for Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski, his son.
Andrzej Kijowski
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In Front Of The House the Actor in Skolimów near Warsaw, May 1973
Born (1928-11-29)29 November 1928
Cracow, Poland
Died 29 June 1985(1985-06-29) (aged 56)
Warsaw, Poland
Pen name Dedal
Occupation writer, political activist, director
Nationality Poland
Citizenship Poland
Alma mater University of Cracow (1948–1953)
Genre essay prose, screenwriter
Notable works The Accused
Children one son Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski

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Andrzej Kijowski’s grave in the Powązki graveyard in Warsaw. Designed by prof. Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz Warsaw, 30 July 2006

Andrzej Kijowski (29 November 1928, Krakow, Poland – 29 June 1985, Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish literary critic, essayist, prose and screenwriter. His son is poet and critic Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski.

Kijowski, Sr. wrote for such publications as Przegląd Kulturalny and Tygodnik Powszechny. He was editor for many years of Twórczość, where the well-known Kroniki Dedala (Daedalus Chronicles) was published.

He authored the Polish writers' resolution against censorship after the play Dziady (Ghost) by Adam Mickiewicz was withdrawn from the stage on 29 February 1968. A literary director at Warsaw’s Dramatic Theatre from 1967 to 1968, he was removed by the Communist authorities. He was one of organizers of polish Flying University.

Director at Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Krakow from 1981 until he resigned in February 1982 after being released from Jaworze, where he had been interned for reasons connected to Martial law in Poland.


The Andrzej Kijowski Award for literary achievements was set up in 1985.

Literary work[edit]

    • Wrote stories:
  • Oskarżony (The Accused)
  • Pseudonimy (Pseudonyms)
  • Szyfry (The Codes)
  • Dyrygent (The Orchestra Conductor)
    • Wrote critical essays:
  • Miniatury krytyczne (Critical Miniatures)
  • Szósta Dekada (The Sixties)
  • Listopadowy wieczór (November Evening)
    • Wrote screenplays:
  • Szyfry (The Codes)
  • Wesele (The Wedding)
  • Dyrygent (The Orchestra Conductor)
  • Z Dalekiego Kraju (From a Far Country)

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