They Came to See a Poet

They Came to See a Poet

by Tadeusz Rozewicz
     
 

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Tadeusz Rózewicz is Poland’s most popular and influential poet. He belongs to the generation whose lives were indelibly marked by Poland’s traumatic war-time experience. Rejecting traditional aesthetic values, Rózewicz created a stark, direct poetry rooted in common speech.

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Tadeusz Rózewicz is Poland’s most popular and influential poet. He belongs to the generation whose lives were indelibly marked by Poland’s traumatic war-time experience. Rejecting traditional aesthetic values, Rózewicz created a stark, direct poetry rooted in common speech.

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"[Rózewicz] is certainly important and influential in a country where there is fierce competition for such words of praise… They Came to See a Poet is a thoughtful translation of a representative selection from more than twenty books of Tadeusz Rózewicz's long and productive career."—Sarmatian Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780856464362
Publisher:
Anvil Press Poetry, Limited
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Tadeusz Rózewicz: Tadeusz Rózewicz was born in 1921 in Radomsko, a town in central Poland. He fought in the Resistance against the Nazis, and after the war studied art history at Krakow University. He has published numerous collections of poetry, and his experimental and often controversial plays have been widely performed. His poetry has been translated into many languages. He lives in Wroclaw, but often travels in Europe and America. He was awarded the Montale Prize in 2003, the latest of many awards and honours.
Adam Czerniawski: Adam Czerniawski, born in Warsaw in 1934, is a poet and translator who lives in Wales. As well as translating widely from Polish he has published, both in Polish and English, collections of poetry, short stories, essays and an autobiography. He is a recipient of the Lublin University Norwid Foundation medal and a member of The Welsh Academy.

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