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Collected and Last Poems

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Author: Szymborska, Wislawa
Cavanagh, Clare
Baranczak, Stanislaw
Translator: Cavanagh, Clare
Baranczak, Stanislaw
ISBN:978-0-544-70515-9
Publication Date:Apr 2016
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.99
Book Description:

A new collected volume from the Nobel Prize-winning poet, with over thirty poems never previously published together in English, including the thirteen poems from the final Polish collection, Enough.

Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.31 x 8 x 1.19 Inches
Book Weight:0.77 Pounds
Author Biography
Szymborska, Wislawa (Author)
Wislawa Szymborska was born in Bnin, Poland on July 2, 1923. After the Nazis invaded Poland in September 1939, she found work as a railway clerk to avoid deportation to Germany as a forced laborer. In her free time, she studied at illegal underground universities. After World War II, she resumed her formal studies in Polish literature and sociology at Jagiellonian University, but never earned a degree.

In 1945, she published her first poem, I Am Looking for a Word, in a weekly supplement to the local newspaper. Her first book of poetry was published in 1952. Her other volumes of poetry include View with a Grain of Sand, People on a Bridge, Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts: Seventy Poems, and Here. In 1991 she won the Goethe Prize and in 1995 she was awarded the Herder Prize. She won the Nobel Prize for Poetry in 1996 and was awarded The Order of the White Eagle in recognition of her contribution to her country's culture in 2011. From 1953 to 1981, she worked as a poetry editor and columnist for the literary weekly Literary Life, where she wrote a column called Non-Required Reading. She died of lung cancer on February 1, 2012 at the age of 88.

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