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From one of Europes most prominent and celebrated poets, a collection remarkable for its graceful lyricism. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, Szymborska documents lifes improbability as well as its transient beauty to capture the wonder of existence. Preface by Mark Strand. Translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh, winners of the PEN Translation Prize.

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The third collection in English by this celebrated Polish poet is characterized by sight and sentiment edged with irony, as if it were dangerous to know too well, to feel too deeply. Translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh. Paper edition (unseen), $12. (RC)
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Synopsis:

In these 100 poems Wislawa Szymborska portrays a world of astonishing diversity and richness, in which nature is wise and prodigal and fate unpredictable, if not mischievous. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, she documents life's improbability as well as its transient beauty. The ruins of Troy; sunlight gleaming on a pewter jug; birds returning in the spring; the Abominable Snowman lurking in the Himalayas; a body-building contest; a symphony; a macabre laboratory experiment with a decapitated dog; a postcard from a sister who has "much to tell"; the discovery of a new star; the irrationality of love; the infinity of (pi).

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WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA has worked as an editor, translator, and columnist, though she is best known as a poet. In 1996, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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ckbose, June 3, 2008 (view all comments by ckbose)
AS A BELIEVER OF VITAL VOID AND VEDANT I FIND ABUNDANCE OF INSPIRATION IN POEMS OF HER WHO IS NOW APPLE OF MY EYES. TAKE 'NOTHING TWICE' ; AGAINST MY PHILOSOPHY OF VEDANT BUT SO TOUCHING, SO HUMANE. POET UNDERSTANDS IMPOSSIBILTY OF COMPREHENDING TIME AND LIFE BUT UTILISES FULLY THE DICHOTOMY TO THE ADVANTAGE OF OUR FLAIL EXISTENCE. DIALECTIC'S FUNNY TURN. I HAVE IN MY LIFE NEVER COME ACROSS SUCH A TREASURE WITHOUT WHICH MY LIFE WOULD BE LESS-LIVED. AH, SUCH A RELIEF, SUCH FREEDOM WITH A PASSION.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156002165
Translator:
Cavanagh, Clare
Author:
Szymborska, Wislawa
Author:
Wislawa Szymborsk
Author:
Szymborska, Wisawa
Author:
A
Author:
Cavanagh, Clare
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Szymborska, Wisawa
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
19950531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In these 100 poems Wislawa Szymborska portrays a world of astonishing diversity and richness, in which nature is wise and prodigal and fate unpredictable, if not mischievous. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, she documents life's improbability as well as its transient beauty. The ruins of Troy; sunlight gleaming on a pewter jug; birds returning in the spring; the Abominable Snowman lurking in the Himalayas; a body-building contest; a symphony; a macabre laboratory experiment with a decapitated dog; a postcard from a sister who has "much to tell"; the discovery of a new star; the irrationality of love; the infinity of (pi).
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