Mr. Cogito

Mr. Cogito

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by Zbigniew Herbert

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At last the full sequence of Herbert's brilliant Cogito poems are translated from the 1974 Polish edition, Pan Cogito. Herbert, who fought in the underground resistance against the Nazis and in the spiritual resistance to communism, speaks with a combination of innocence and irony to the condition of humankind at the end of the 20th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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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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Mr. Cogito 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
D_Sahner More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous and enormously substantive. My favorite poem in this volume is "Mr. Cogito Encounters a Statuette of the Great Mother in the Louvre." "Mr. Cogito Meditates on Suffering" is a close second. This 20th century eastern European poet rises far above suffering of his times. David Sahner Santa Cruz, California
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