Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz - Magdalena Grzebałkowska

Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz - Magdalena Grzebałkowska

Eight Months to Go ...

Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz - Magdalena Grzebałkowska

Magdalena Grzebałkowska [+-]
Journalist and Author
A history graduate of the University of Gdańsk, Magdalena Grzebałkowska is a multi-award-winning journalist and author of four books of non-fiction. In addition to her biography of Krzysztof Komeda, she has also written best-selling biographies of the Polish poet-priest, Jan Twardowski; and the Beksińskis, (artist father, Zdzisław, and music journalist-son, Tomasz). Her book of reportage on the Polish experience of the Reclaimed Territories and the repatriation of Poles following the Second World War: 1945: War and Peace (2015) won the Newsweek Prize and the Nike Literary Award (audience’s choice). Magdalena Grzebałkowska is a popular speaker at the country’s many book festivals and makes frequent appearances in the Polish media.

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Komeda starts work on Buzz Kulik’s film, Riot, rents a house with his girlfriend and parties with the Polish expatriates in L.A., including writer Marek Hłasko, who, at one of these parties (in October 1968) attempts a drunken bear hug, causing Komeda to take a tumble that leads to concussion.

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Grzebałkowska, Magdalena. Eight Months to Go .... Komeda - A Private Life in Jazz. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 382-397 Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781799451. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39277. Date accessed: 27 Oct 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39277. Oct 2020

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