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View With a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems - Wisława Szymborska, Clare Cavanagh, Stanisław Barańczak
View With a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
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From one of Europe’s most prominent and celebrated poets, a collection remarkable for its graceful lyricism. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, Szymborska documents life’s improbability as well as its transient beauty to capture the wonder of existence. Preface by Mark Strand.... show more
From one of Europe’s most prominent and celebrated poets, a collection remarkable for its graceful lyricism. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, Szymborska documents life’s 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156002165 (0156002167)
ASIN: 156002167
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Melody Murray's Books
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4.0 View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
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
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One of my favorites. 'Yeti' and 'Born', especially.
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment rated it
5.0 View With a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
Part of my most recent poetry binge, I finally got around to reading a Nobel Prize winner who had been on my radar for a while, but I could never find her work in poetry sections of bookstores when I was looking. It's amazing. I can't tell if the poetry is so good because of or in spite of the trans...
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