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These twenty-seven poems consider life on earth, from the microbe to the apocalypse. Along the way they take in, among other objects of study, the human teenager, divorce, Ella Fitzgerald, Vermeer’s Milkmaid, dreams, traffic accidents, Greek statues, television miniseries, the vagaries of memory, Madame Atropos, and even poetry writing. A book to treasure, from a virtuoso of form, line, and thought.

PRAISE FOR WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA

“Accessible and deeply human . . . A poet to live with.” —Robert Hass

“She teaches us how the world defies and evades the names we give it.” —Edward Hirsch

“A subtle, even a subversive muse of vulnerability and a great European poet.” —Richard Howard

"Satisfying and original . . . Extremely smart, witty, and levelheaded, [Szymborska] seduces us with her wide range of interests, her atypical lack of narcissism for a poet, and her cheerful pessimism." —Charles Simic

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A new collection of poems from Nobel Prize-winner Szymborska--her first collection in seven years, these twenty-seven poems are among her finest.

Synopsis:

A collection of poems from Nobel Prize-winner Szymborska.

Synopsis:

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:

Praise for Wislawa Szymborska

“She teaches us how the world defies and evades the names we give it.” -Edward Hirsch

“Accessible and deeply human…A poet to live with.” -Robert Hass

“A subtle, even a subversive muse of vulnerability and a great European poet.” -Richard Howard

About the Author

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547592091
Author:
Szymborska, Wislawa
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Cavanagh, Clare
Author:
Baranczak, Stanislaw
Author:
Szymborska, Wiswala
Author:
Collins, Billy
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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A new collection of poems from Nobel Prize-winner Szymborska--her first collection in seven years, these twenty-seven poems are among her finest.
"Synopsis" by , A collection of poems from Nobel Prize-winner Szymborska.
"Synopsis" by ,
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" by , Praise for Wislawa Szymborska

“She teaches us how the world defies and evades the names we give it.” -Edward Hirsch

“Accessible and deeply human…A poet to live with.” -Robert Hass

“A subtle, even a subversive muse of vulnerability and a great European poet.” -Richard Howard

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