Mr. Cogito

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880013819
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/1995
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.21 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Mr Cogito Looks at his Face in the Mirror 3
About Mr Cogito's Two Legs 4
Remembering my Father 5
Mother 6
Sister 7
Mr Cogito and the Pearl 8
Sense of Identity 9
Mr Cogito Thinks of Returning to the City where he was Born 10
Mr Cogito Meditates on Suffering 11
The Abyss of Mr Cogito 13
Mr Cogito and Pure Thought 15
Mr Cogito Reads the Newspaper 16
Mr Cogito and the Movement of Thoughts 17
Houses of the Outskirts 18
Mr Cogito's Alienations 19
Mr Cogito Looks at a Deceased Friend 20
Ordinariness of the Soul 22
Late Autumnal Poem of Mr Cogito Destined for Women's Magazines 23
To Take Objects Out 24
Mr Cogito Considers the Difference between the Human Voice and the Voice of Nature 25
Sequoia 26
Those Who Lost 27
Mr Cogito Laments the Pettiness of Dreams 28
Mr Cogito and a Poet of a Certain Age 29
Mr Cogito and Pop 32
Mr Cogito on Magic 34
Mr Cogito Encounters a Statuette of the Great Mother in the Louvre 36
History of the Minotaur 37
Old Prometheus 38
Caligula 39
Hakeldama 41
Mr Cogito Tells about the Temptation of Spinoza 42
Georg Heym - the Almost Metaphysical Adventure 45
Sometimes Mr Cogito Receives Strange Letters 48
Meditations of Mr Cogito on Redemption 50
Mr Cogito Seeks Advice 51
Mr Cogito's Game 53
What Mr Cogito Thinks About Hell 57
Mr Cogito on Upright Attitudes 58
The Envoy of Mr Cogito 61
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