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Wisława Szymborska, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1996

Wisława Szymborska is a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. If you sit at the cafe's in Krakow, you might get lucky and meet her; I did :) per previous pinner

Lech Wałęsa, Nobel Peace Prize, 1983

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Czesław Miłosz, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1980

"And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings / That appeared once, still wet / As shining chestnuts" And Yet the Books by Czeslaw Milosz from The Collected Poems (Penguin, Wonderful poet.