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Stanisław Barańczak (November 13, 1946, Poznań, Poland – December 26, 2014, Boston, USA) was a Polish poet, literary critic, scholar, editor, translator and lecturer.

He was most famous and valued for Polish translations of William Shakespear dramas as well as numerous translations of English poetry by E.E. Cummings, Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, Wystan Hugh Auden, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Stearns Eliot, John Keats, Robert Frost, Edward Lear and others.

Barańczak died in Boston, Massachusetts, aged 58.

Polish Literature in English Translation: Stanisław Barańczak

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