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Stanisław Barańczak
Birth date: 1946-11-13
Died: 2014-12-26
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learn by going
learn by going rated it 2 years ago
Map spans Polish Nobel laureate Szymborska's work from the 1940s up until 2011. Her poetry is immediately engaging, often funny, and down-to-earth. She writes about the smallest subjects (a cat alone in its owner's home) and the largest (mortality, time). She'd be an excellent poet to read if one is...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 3 years ago
This is one of my Reading Nobel Women books, a complete collection of Wislawa Szymborska's work, and it was amazing. As with all collections, there are favorites and then there are those that weren't enough or just not your thing. The book starts off with those poems that, while good, weren't quite ...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 3 years ago
This is one of my Reading Nobel Women books, a complete collection of Wislawa Szymborska's work, and it was amazing.As with all collections, there are favorites and then there are those that weren't enough or just not your thing. The book starts off with those poems that, while good, weren't quite w...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 14 years ago
Any fault I find with these poems I ascribe to the vagaries of translation. I wish I could read these in the original Polish. Whatever pale echoes these might be, they are yet powerful and true. "This terrifying world is not devoid of charms..."
Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it 17 years ago
One of my favorites. 'Yeti' and 'Born', especially.
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