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Elegy For The Departure Zbigniew Herbert 0880016191 9780880016193 Available for the first time in English, Elegy for the Departure and Other Poems is an important collection from the late Zbigniew Herbert. Translated from the Poli
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Elegy For The Departure by Zbigniew Herbert

Available for the first time in English, Elegy for the Departure and Other Poems is an important collection from the late Zbigniew Herbert. Translated from the Polish by award-winning translators John and Bogdana Carpenter, these sixty-eight verse and prose poems span forty years of Herberts incredible life and work. The pieces are organized chronologically from 1950 to 1990, with an emphasis on the writers early and late poems. Here Zbigniew Herberts poetry turns from the public--what we have come to expect from this poet--to the more personal. The title poem, Elegy for the Departure of Pen Ink and Lamp , is a three-part farewell ode to the inanimate objects and memories of childhood. Herbert reflects on the relationship between the living and the dead in What Our Dead Do, the state of his homeland in Country, and the power of language in We fall asleep on words . . . Herberts short prose poems read like aphorisms, deceptively whimsical but always wise: Bears are divided into brown and white, also paws, head, and trunk. They have nice snouts, and small eyes.... Children who love Winnie-the-Pooh would give them anything, but a hunter walks in the forest and aims with his rifle between that pair of small eyes. Elegy for the Departure and Other Poems confirms Zbigniew Herberts place as one of the worlds greatest and most influential poets.

Author: Zbigniew Herbert

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 144

Publisher: Ecco

Publication Date: 1999-08-06

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ISBN: 0880016191


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