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Publisher Comments:

From a writer whom Charles Simic calls "one of the finest poets living" comes a collection of witty, compassionate, contemplative, and always surprising poems. Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass. The poems will appear, for the first time, side by side with the Polish originals, in a book to delight new and old readers alike.

EVERYTHING

Everything-

a bumptious, stuck-up word.

It should be written in quotes.

It pretends to miss nothing,

to gather, hold, contain, and have.

While all the while it's just

a shred of a gale.

Synopsis:

In this collection of contemplative, witty, and always surprising new poems, Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass, from small-scale naughtiness to the happiness of skating on thin ice, from the district firemen's ball to the cosmos. Hers is an odd perspective, recorded with sparkling intelligence and a rare intensity of feeling.

Another gift of remarkable poetry to the world.

Synopsis:

Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass. The poems will appear, for the first time, side by side with the Polish originals, in a book to delight new and old readers alike.

About the Author

WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.

Table of Contents

Forewordix

Monolog psa zaplatanego w dzieje 2

Monologue of a Dog Ensnared in History 3

Chwila 10

Moment 11

W zatrzesieniu 14

Among the Multitudes 15

Chmury 20

Clouds 21

Negatyw 24

Negative 25

Sluchawka 26

Receiver 27

Trzy slowa najdziwniejsze 28

The Three Oddest Words 29

Milczenie roslin 30

The Silence of Plants 31

Platon, czyli dlaczego 34

Plato, or Why 35

Mala dziewczynka sciaga obrus 38

A Little Girl Tugs at the Tablecloth 39

Ze wspomnien 42

A Memory 43

Kaluza 44

Puddles 45

Pierwsza milosc 46

First Love 47

Troche o duszy 48

A Few Words on the Soul 49

Wczesna godzina 54

Early Hour 55

W parku 58

In the Park 59

Przyczynek do statystyki 60

A Contribution to Statistics 61

Jacys ludzie 64

Some People 65

Fotografia z 11 wrzesnia 68

Photograph from September 11 69

Bagaz powrotny 70

Return Baggage 71

Bal 74

The Ball 75

Notatka 78

A Note 79

Spis 82

List 83

Wszystko 88

Everything 89

Uprzejmosc niewidomych 90

The Courtesy of the Blind 91

ABC 94

ABC 95

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tedi_mills, May 2, 2007 (view all comments by tedi_mills)
I am amazed by these poems every time I read them. They are funny, imaginative, tragic, and more articulately expressed than anything I've read in a long time. A Little Girl Tugs at the Tablecloth is my all time favorite poem.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780151012206
Translator:
Baranczak, Stanislaw; Cavanagh, Clare
Translator:
Cavanagh, Clare
Translator:
Baranczak, Stanislaw
Translator:
Cavanagh, Clare
Translator:
Cavanagh, Clare; Baranczak, Stanislaw
Author:
Szymborska, Wiswala
Author:
Szymborska, Wislawa
Author:
Cavanagh, Clare
Author:
Szymborska, Wisawa
Author:
Collins, Billy
Author:
Baranczak, Stanislaw
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Szymborska, Wisawa
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20051107
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.54 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
In this collection of contemplative, witty, and always surprising new poems, Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass, from small-scale naughtiness to the happiness of skating on thin ice, from the district firemen's ball to the cosmos. Hers is an odd perspective, recorded with sparkling intelligence and a rare intensity of feeling.

Another gift of remarkable poetry to the world.

"Synopsis" by , Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass. The poems will appear, for the first time, side by side with the Polish originals, in a book to delight new and old readers alike.

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