View With A Grain of Sand

View With A Grain of Sand

Selected Poems

Book - 1995
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Houghton
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.


Baker & Taylor
A collection by the Nobel Prize winner reflects on the wonders of life in poems featuring a sister's postcard, the discovery of a new star, the ruins of Greece, and a bodybuilding contest

Blackwell North Amer
In these 100 poems Wislawa Szymborska portrays a world of astonishing diversity and richness, in which nature is wise and prodigal and fate unpredictable, if not mischievous. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, she documents life's improbability as well as its transient beauty. The ruins of Troy; sunlight gleaming on a pewter jug; birds returning in the spring; the Abominable Snowman lurking in the Himalayas; a body-building contest; a symphony; a macabre laboratory experiment with a decapitated dog; a postcard from a sister who has "much to tell"; the discovery of a new star; the irrationality of love; the infinity of [pi].

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995
ISBN: 9780151001538
0151001537
9780156002165
0156002167
9780571191635
0571191630
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Baranczak, Stanislaw, trans

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