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Woroszylski, Wiktor

WOROSZYLSKI, WIKTOR (1927–1996), Polish poet, editor, and translator. Born in Grodno, Woroszylski began writing in 1945 and was chief editor of the literary weekly Nowa Kultura (1956–57). His works include the verse collections Ojczyzna ("Fatherland," 1953) and Wiersze i poematy wybrane (1955); Noc komunarda ("Night of the Communards," 1949); and a comprehensive study of the Soviet poet Mayakovski (1965; The Life of Mayakovsky, 1970). He also published translations from Russian literature.