Wislawa Szymborska's poetry: Choice of essays- Translated by Karolina Krasuska and Jedrzej Burszta

Wislawa Szymborska's poetry: Choice of essays- Translated by Karolina Krasuska and Jedrzej Burszta




This is a reader’s book about Wisława Szymborska’s poetry. She holds the Nobel Prize in Literature of 1996. The Contents of the book are the Nobel Lecture held in Stockholm at the official ceremony by the poet in December 1996, a choice of Polish essays about Szmyborska’s poetry and translations of her works into German, English, Spanish and French by Polish critics (translated into English). All essays were published at first in Polish in separated books or in literary revues. Since many years Wisława Szymborska’s poetry is translated into many different languages and loved by readers as intellectual and ironic comment to contemporary world. The book of critics written in Poland and by Western specialists on Polish literature shows how her poetry was read and seen on background of artistic tradition and experience of her generation and from the point of view of different currents in humanities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631626696
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 02/23/2015
Series: Cross-Roads Series: Polish Studies in Culture, Literary Theory, and History , #5
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anna Nasiłowska, Polish poet, novelist, critic and professor of Polish Literature, works at the Institute of Literary Research in Warsaw (Poland).

Table of Contents

Contents: Wisława Szymborska: The Poet and the World: Nobel Lecture – Czesław Miłosz: Poetry as Consciousness – Clare Cavanagh: The Limits of Lyric: Western Theory and Postwar Polish Practice – Wojciech Lizęga: The World in a State of Revision: The Poetry of Wisława Szymborska – Arent van Nieukerken: Wisława Szymborska and the Wonders of a Disenchanted World – Joanna Grądziel: The World Trapped in a Poem: Self-reflection and the Poetical Practice of Wisława Szymborska – Grażyna Borkowska: Szymborska Ex-Centric – Bożena Karwowska: Women’s Perspective in Szymborska’s poetry - an Attempt at a Postfeminist Perspective – Anna Zarzycka: Calling out to Yeti as an Expression of Existential Crisis – Piotr Michałowski: The Touching «Untouched Detail» – Dorota Wojda: «Written on Waters of Babel»: Silence and Rhetorical Strategies of Wisława Szymborska – Małgorzata Baranowska: Postcard, a Sister of Lyrik Poetry – Elżbieta Tabakowska: Closer to the Poem: Cognitive Grammar as a Tool of Interpreting Poetic Text (Wisława Szymborska’s «A Medieval Miniature») – Andrzej Kopacki: A Flawless Mirror, a Distorting Mirror of Postmodernism: Szymborska’s Poetry in German – Krystyna Rodowska: No Conversation or Translating Szymborska into French – Tadeusz Pióro: Rampa Pampa Pam: Szymborska in the USA – Krystyna Rodowska: Tandem and the Team Spirit: Szymborska translated into Spanish – Leonard Neuger: Praising Wisława Szymborska: On the margins of Swedish Translations by Anders Bodegård – Stanisław Barańczak: The Americanization of Wisława, or: How I was Translating «An Opinion on the Question of Pornography» with one Young Californian – Tadeusz Nyczek: An Opinion on the Question of Pornography – Anna Nasiłowska: Szymborska’s World. Closing Remarques.

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