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Stefan Grabinski

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Stefan Grabinski

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Full Name: Stefan Grabinski
Born: February 26, 1887
Kamionka Strumilowa, Poland
Died: November 12, 1936
Lviv, Ukraine
Occupation: Writer, Teacher
Nationality: Polish


Stefan Grabinski was a Polish writer of fantastic literature and horror stories. He is sometimes referred to as the "Polish Poe" or "Polish Lovecraft", although his works are often surrealistic or explicitly erotic in a way that sets him apart from both. He was an expert in parapsychology, magic and demonology and had an interest in the works of the German Expressionist filmmakers.

A number of his stories have been translated into English by Miroslaw Lipinski and published as The Dark Domain. His story, Szamota's Mistress, was adapted to film as part of a B Movie trilogy called Evil Streets.

After graduating from the local high school in 1905, he studied Polish Literature and philology at the University of Lwów. While a student there, he discovered that he had tuberculosis, which was hereditary in his family. Having been fervently religious since his childhood, this discovery significantly influenced his worldview and approach to writing.

After graduating in 1911, he worked as a secondary school teacher in Lwów. During this time, he also traveled extensively, visiting Austria, Italy and Romania. From 1917 to 1927, he was a teacher in Przemysl. His tuberculosis worsened and he was forced to retire. In 1931, he settled in Brzuchowice where, despite some success as a writer, he increasingly fell into obscurity and died in extreme poverty.

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