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Polish-US writer Janusz Glowacki passes away

His dark and absurd humour was also helpful in protecting his works from censors like the 1970 movie 'The Cruise' that in intricately showed the absurdities of life under communism in Poland.

Aug 21, 2017 15:10 IST
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Renowned Polish-US playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki passed away on 19 August 2017. However, the cause of his death was not revealed. He was 78.

Glowacki was the author of award-winning plays “Antigone in New York” and “The Fourth Sister”.

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About Janusz Glowacki
Born in 1938 in Poznan, Western Poland, Glowacki made a name for himself in the 1960s with short stories and screenplays including one for the movie “Hunting Flies” by Andrzej Wajda.
His dark and absurd humour was also helpful in protecting his works from censors like the 1970 movie 'The Cruise' that in intricately showed the absurdities of life under communism in Poland.
He settled in New York in the early 1980s, choosing not to return to Poland after its communist authorities imposed martial law.
He returned to Warsaw after the 1989 ouster of communist rule.
In 1987, his drama “Hunting Cockroaches” won the Hollywood Drama League Critics Award.
His play 'Antigone in New York' was awarded with the Le Balladine Award in Paris for the best play of 1997.
While, “The Fourth Sister” won the main Grand Prize at the International Theatre Festival in Dubrovnik in 2001.

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