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View With a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems

View With a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems Description:

In these poems Wis awa Szymborska portrays a world of astonishing diversity and richness in which nature is wise and prodigal and fate unpredictable if not mischevious With acute irony tempered by a generous curiousity she documents life s improbability as well as its transient beauty

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

Poems New and Collected

Poems New and Collected Description:

Described by Robert Hass as unquestionably one of the great living European poets and by Charles Simic as one of the finest poets living today Szymborska mesmerizes her readers with poetry that captivates their minds and captures their hearts This is the book that her many fans have been anxiously awaiting the definitive complete collection of poetry by the Nobel Prize winning poet including poems in all as well as the full text of her Nobel acceptance speech of December in Stockholm Beautifully translated by Stanislaw Bara nczak and Clare Cavanagh who won a PEN Translation Prize for their work this volume is a must have for all readers of poetry br

Rating: 3.67 out of 5


Here Description:

An exciting collection of poems by Wislawa Szymborska When i Here i was published in Poland reviewers marveled How is it that she keeps getting better These twenty seven poems as rendered by prize winning translators Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak are among her greatest ever Whether writing about her teenage self microscopic creatures or the upsides to living on Earth she remains a virtuoso of form line and thought br br From the title poem br br I can t speak for elsewhere br but here on Earth we ve got a fair supply of everything br Here we manufacture chairs and sorrows br scissors tenderness transistors violins teacups dams and quips br br Like nowhere else or almost nowhere br you re given your own torso here br equipped with the accessories required br for adding your own children to the rest br Not to mention arms legs and astonished head br br br br br

Rating: 3.76 out of 5

Miracle Fair: Selected Poems

Miracle Fair: Selected Poems Description:

Winner of the Heldt Prize for Translation A new translation of the Nobel Prize winning Polish poet with an introduction by Czeslaw Milosz This long awaited volume samples the full range of Wislawa Szymborska s major themes the ironies of love the wonders of nature s beauty and the illusory character of art Szymborska s voice emerges as that of a gentle subversive self deprecating in its wit yet graced with a gift for coaxing the extraordinary out of the ordinary

Rating: 3.55 out of 5

Monologue of a Dog

Monologue of a Dog Description:

div 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 br br EVERYTHING br Everything br a bumptious stuck up word br It should be written in quotes br It pretends to miss nothing br to gather hold contain and have br While all the while it s just br a shred of a gale br br div

Rating: 3.60 out of 5


Chwila Description:

Wis awa Szymborska jak wiadomo nie rozpieszcza swoich czytelnik w i wielbicieli Na nowy tomik kaza a im czeka a dziewi lat ukazuje si on w sze lat po Nagrodzie Nobla i eby sko czy z arytmetyk liczy dwadzie cia trzy wiersze Tym wi kszym wszak e jest wydarzeniem ka dy z utwor w kt ry wytrzyma proces wielokrotnej destylacji i surow krytyczn selekcj jest krystalicznie czystym precyzyjnym i zwartym minitraktatem filozoficznym metafizycznym egzystencjalnym m wi o sprawach najwa niejszych w spos b sk aniaj cy do odkrywczych medytacji i przemy le

Rating: 3.57 out of 5

La gioia di scrivere: Tutte le poesie (1945-2009)

La gioia di scrivere: Tutte le poesie (1945-2009) Description:

Nell arco di poco pi di un decennio da quel non troppo lontano in cui fu insignita del Premio Nobel per la letteratura Wislawa Szymborska diventata un autore di culto anche in Italia N questo vasto successo deve meravigliare Grazie a un impavida sicurezza di tocco la Szymborska sa infatti affrontare temi proibiti perch troppo battuti l amore la morte e la vita in genere anche e soprattutto nelle sue manifestazioni pi irrilevanti e trasformarli in versi di colloquiale naturalezza e ingannevole semplicit Il volume raduna l intera produzione poetica della Szymborska inclusa la recentissima raccolta Qui apparsa in Polonia nel

Rating: 3.78 out of 5

People on a Bridge

People on a Bridge Description:

Dufour Editions an independent publisher and distributor for more than forty years has an established reputation as a fine literary house International poetry has always been outstanding in the list which initially began with some of Thomas Kinsella s and John Montague s first books from the prestigious Dolmen Press Since those early days the complete poetry list has grown to include prize winning poets from twenty nine countries Many of the poets have toured and been interviewed in the U S Some are Nobel Prize winners This catalog introduces some highly regarded poets from publishers whose lists are being distributed in the U S and Canada for the first time br br The rewards in publishing poetry are sometimes sublime as opposed to commercial but reader response over the years has justified our commitment The strength of the list is evidenced on this page on which we salute recent prize winners whose books are currently being read throughout the world

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

Nonrequired Reading

Nonrequired Reading Description:

Wislawa Szymborska s poems are admired around the world and her unsparing vision tireless wit and deep sense of humanity are cherished by countless readers Unknown to most of them however Szymborska also worked for several decades as a columnist reviewing a wide variety of books under the unassuming title Nonrequired Reading br br As readers of her poems would expect the short prose pieces collected here are anything but ordinary Reflecting the author s own eclectic tastes and interests the pretexts for these ruminations range from books on wallpapering cooking gardening and yoga to more lofty volumes on opera and world literature Unpretentious yet incisive these charming pieces are on a par with Szymborska s finest lyrics tackling the same large and small questions with a wonderful curiosity br

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

النهاية والبداية وقصائد أخرى

النهاية والبداية وقصائد أخرى Description:

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Rating: 3.48 out of 5