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    In Memoriam: Leszek Długosz – A Luminary of Polish Culture

    Remembering Leszek Długosz, a luminary of Polish culture whose legacy transcends boundaries.


    Renowned literary figure, musician, composer, and pianist Leszek Długosz has passed away. A legendary presence in Krakow’s cultural scene, Długosz was celebrated for his multifaceted contributions to the arts, notably as a longstanding member of the famed Piwnica pod Baranami and collaborator with Krakow’s “Arcana.”

    A Legacy of Excellence Recognized

    In 2021, on the occasion of Poland’s National Independence Day, President Andrzej Duda honored Długosz with the Order of the White Eagle for his remarkable contributions to Polish culture, artistic achievements, and commitment to truth and independence.

    A Renaissance Man of the Arts

    Długosz was not only a poet, lyricist, columnist, and commentator but also a staunch advocate for a free Poland. His work seamlessly intertwined philosophical reflection with the beauty of the Polish language, serving as a beacon of beauty, goodness, and truth.

    A Profound Loss

    His departure leaves a profound void in Polish culture, marking the end of an era defined by his unparalleled creativity and unwavering dedication to his craft.

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