Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts:
Seventy Poems by Wislawa Szymborska
Wislawa Szymborska
Edited and translated by Magnus J. Krynski and Robert A. Maguire
Bilingual edition

One of Princeton University Press's Notable Centenary Titles.

Paperback | 1981 | $21.95 / £14.95 | ISBN: 9780691013800
232 pp.
| SHOPPING CART

Reviews

Google full text of this book:
 

Translated and Introduced by Magnus J. Krynski and Robert A. Maguire Regarded as one of the best representatives since World War II of the rich and ancient art of poetry in Poland, Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012) is, in the translators' words, "that rarest of phenomena: a serious poet who commands a large audience in her native land." The seventy poems in this bilingual edition are among the largest and most representative offering of her work in English, with particular emphasis on the period since 1967. They illustrate virtually all her major themes and most of her important techniques.

Describing Szymborka's poetry, Magnus Krynski and Robert Maguire write that her verse is marked by high seriousness, delightful inventiveness, a prodigal imagination, and enormous technical skill. She writes of the diversity, plenitude, and richness of the world, taking delight in observing and naming its phenomena. She looks on with wonder, astonishment, and amusement, but almost never with despair.

Review:

"[Szymborska] is like so many Eastern European writers, an ironist. She writes, especially in her later years, a plain, almost bony verse, and she can stand for the survival, not just of the conscience but of imagination, in this last half-century."--The Washington Post Book World

Series:

Subject Area:

Hardcover: Not for sale in Poland
Paperback: Not for sale in Poland

Shopping Cart:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders:

    For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

    Paperback: $21.95 ISBN: 9780691013800

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

    Paperback: £14.95 ISBN: 9780691013800

    Add to shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 9/23/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Class Use
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Poetry
More Choices
Email:
Country:
Name: