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Collected Prose: 1962-1998
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Collected Prose: 1962-1998

by Zbigniew Herbert
 

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“One of the finest and most original writers…and one of the greatest Polish writers of [the 20th] century. [Herbert] is a figure comparable to, say, T. S. Eliot or W. H. Auden.”

—Edward Hirsch, The New Yorker

 

Polish essayist, poet, and spiritual leader of his nation’s anti-Communist movement, the late Zbigniew

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“One of the finest and most original writers…and one of the greatest Polish writers of [the 20th] century. [Herbert] is a figure comparable to, say, T. S. Eliot or W. H. Auden.”

—Edward Hirsch, The New Yorker

 

Polish essayist, poet, and spiritual leader of his nation’s anti-Communist movement, the late Zbigniew Herbert is a literary giant whose writings are revered throughout Europe and the world. A companion volume to the author’s Collected Poems (Ecco 2007), Collected Prose is the only English language edition of the award-winning writer’s prose works collected in a single, beautiful, accessible volume—including in their entirety his  renowned Labyrinth on the Sea, Still Life with a Bridle, King of the Ants, and Barbarian in the Garden.

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Stephen Dobyns
“In a just world Mr. Herbert would have received the Nobel Prize long ago.”
Joseph Brodsky
“Zbigniew Herbert is a poet for this place; above all, for this time.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060723828
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
708
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.69(d)

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Joseph Brodsky
“Zbigniew Herbert is a poet for this place; above all, for this time.”
Stephen Dobyns
“In a just world Mr. Herbert would have received the Nobel Prize long ago.”

Meet the Author

Zbigniew Herbert was born in Lwów, Poland, in 1924. In his late teens he fought in the under-ground resistance against the Nazis. Herbert studied law, economics, and philosophy at the universities of Krakow, Torun, and Warsaw. His books include Selected Poems, Report from the Besieged City and Other Poems, Mr Cogito, Still Life with a Bridle, The King of the Ants, Labyrinth on the Sea, and Collected Poems. He died in 1998.

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