View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems (Paperback)

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I hadn't heard of Szymborska before her Nobel in literature in 1996. I can only imagine how great she is in Polish, but in English she is extraordinary. Her poetry is very accessible and has the air of everyday life to it. It deceptively challenges you to think about things that might fist appear as obvious, but the simple disappears as she takes you around the corner, under and over with her lines. Read any poetry book by her. — From Jeff's Picks


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.

About the Author

WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA (1923–2012) was born in Poland and worked as a poetry editor, translator, and columnist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156002165
ISBN-10: 0156002167
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: May 26th, 1995
Pages: 224
Language: English