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Zbigniew Herbert Honoured On Polish Stamp

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28 July 2008 was the 10th anniversary of the passing away of one of the most outstanding Polish 20th century literary artists - Zbigniew Herbert. This extraordinary poet, essayist and playwright didn't live to receive a Nobel prize, although in the minds of many of the connoisseurs and admirers of his work worldwide he had deserved it more than anybody else. Therefore, by a resolution of the Polish Parliament, the year 2008 has been proclaimed the year of Zbigniew Herbert.

Polish Post introduced a postage stamp containing an image of the writer on the background of his poems earlier this month.

The FDC contains a facsimile of the manuscript of Herbert's poem called Kamyk, printed on the background depicting a blue and grey rock.

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