Photo: Joyce van Belkom
Poland, 1945 - 2021
poet and essayist

Adam Zagajewski

Adam Zagajewski was a writer of poems, essays and short stories. He studied philosophy and psychology in Poland and made his debut as a poet in 1972. Among his works are Mysticism for Beginners (1997) and Unseen Hand (2011). Zagajewski taught creative writing at the University of Houston and was visiting professor at the University of Chicago since 2007, where he was also a member of the Committee on Social Thought.

Published in

Nexus Library
2010 or Earlier

Wat zingt, is wat zwijgt

Dutch edition only
Journal Nexus

Nexus 79

Brief aan mijn leraar
Journal Nexus

Nexus 74

Wat zal de wereld redden?
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Nexus 70

De terugkeer van Europa
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Nexus 59

De laatste vragen van Gustav Mahler
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Nexus 55

Hoop en vertroosting
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Nexus 50. Europees humanisme in fragmenten

Grammatica van een ongesproken taal
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 47

Klassieken, kunst en kitsch
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 40

Europa realiseren
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 28

Een tijd van wangeloof
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 26

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 22

De rol van cultuur
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 20

Melancholische kennis

Speaker at

Aeham Ahmad


Nexus Conference 2016

What Will Save the World?

12 November 2016 09.40 - 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam


Gustav Mahler’s Ultimate Questions

The Questor Hero

14 May 2011 9.40 - 17.30 Het Muziektheater Amsterdam


Nexus Conference 2008

Identity Please!

14 June 2008 09.30 - 18.00 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam


Part I. The Classics, Art, and Kitsch

Towards a Definition of Western Culture

11 November 2006 09.30 - 18.30 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam


Nexus Conference 2004

Europe: A Beautiful Idea?

4 december 2004 9.00 - 18.10 Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek, Rotterdam


Part III. The Anatomy of Loss

The Quest for Life

2 November 2003 9.20 - 22.00 Tilburg University


Part III. The Muses' Farewell

The Legacy of the Twentieth Century

24 May 2000 9.30 - 22.00 Tilburg University


Nexus Conference 1999

No Place for Cosmopolitans?

8 October 1999 9.35 - 21.45 Tilburg University


Nexus Lecture Adam Zagajewski

The Shabby and the Sublime

9 November 1998 Tilburg University