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Pen name  Dedal
Role  Critic
Name  Andrzej Kijowski

Citizenship  Poland
Nationality  Poland
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Born  29 November 1928 Cracow, Poland (1928-11-29)
Occupation  writer, political activist, director
Alma mater  University of Cracow (1948–1953)
Genre  essay prose, screenwriter
Died  June 29, 1985, Warsaw, Poland
Spouse  Kazimiera Kijowska (m. ?–1985)
Books  From a Far Country: The Story of Karol Wojtyla in Poland
Movies  The Wedding, The Conductor, From a Far Country, The Codes
Similar People  Jan Jozef Szczepanski, Andrzej Wajda, Janusz Gajos, Wojciech Jerzy Has, Slawomir Idziak

Children  Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski

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He authored the Polish writers' resolution against censorship after the play Dziady (Ghost) by Adam Mickiewicz was withdrawn from the stage on 29 February 1968.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

  • 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)
  • References

    Andrzej Kijowski Wikipedia

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