Tadeusz Konwicki, prominent figure in Polish literature and cinema, dies at 88

January 8, 2015 10:15 AM

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WARSAW, Poland – Tadeusz Konwicki, a prominent Polish writer and filmmaker whose works during the communist era lampooned the authoritarian Soviet-imposed system, has died. He was 88.

Konwicki is best known for his novels "A Minor Apocalypse," a satire of life in a totalitarian state, and "The Polish Complex," a polemic on a national historical condition tragically defined by military defeats and foreign occupation. Both were published in the 1970s by the country's underground pr...

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