View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems

View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems

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by Wislawa Szymborska
     
 

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From one of Europe’s most prominent and celebrated poets, a collection remarkable for its graceful lyricism. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, Szymborska documents life’s improbability as well as its transient beauty to capture the wonder of existence. Preface by Mark Strand. Translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh, winners

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From one of Europe’s most prominent and celebrated poets, a collection remarkable for its graceful lyricism. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, Szymborska documents life’s improbability as well as its transient beauty to capture the wonder of existence. Preface by Mark Strand. Translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh, winners of the PEN Translation Prize.

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The third collection in English by this celebrated Polish poet is characterized by sight and sentiment edged with irony, as if it were dangerous to know too well, to feel too deeply. Translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh. Paper edition (unseen), $12. (RC) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151001538
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/26/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Meet the Author

WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA (1923–2012) was born in Poland and worked as a poetry editor, translator, and columnist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996.


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View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
my children introduced me to szymborskas poetry . Now I own many of her books. Her poetry never ceases to move , thrill,and amaze me. I return time and time again to my well worn copies .I read them to my grandchildren and share them with friends. I just bought View with a Grain of Sand for a friends birthday. Her poetry has enriched my life.
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