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Collected Poems, 1956-1998

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ISBN-10: 0060783907

ISBN-13: 9780060783907

Edition: 2006

Authors: Zbigniew Herbert, Alissa Valles, Czeslaw Milosz, Peter Dale Scott, Adam Zagajewski

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This outstanding new translation brings a uniformity of voice to Zbigniew Herbert's entire poetic output, from his first book of poems, STRING OF LIGHT, in 1956, to his final volume, previously unpublished in English, EPILOGUE OF THE STORM. COLLECTED POEMS: 1956 1998, as Joseph Brodsky said of Herbert's SELECTED POEMS, is "bound for a much longer haul than any of us can anticipate." He continues, "For Zbigniew Herbert's poetry adds to the biography of civilization the sensibility of a man not defeated by the century that has been most thorough, most effective in dehumanization of the species. Herbert's irony, his austere reserve and his compassion, the lucidity of his lyricism, the…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/6/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Zbigniew Herbert: October 29, 1924 - July 28, 1998. Polish poet and playwright Zbigniew Herbert was born in 1924. His works have been translated in most European languages. His awards include the Jurzykowski Prize (1964), the Austrian Government Prize for European Literature (1965) and the Petrarch Prize (1979). He created the character of Mr. Cognito. Herbert died in Warsaw in July, 1998.

Czeslaw Milosz is the recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent publications are Striving Towards Being: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Czeslaw Milosz (FSG, 1997) and Road-side Dog (FSG, 1998). He lives in Berkeley, California.

Chord of light (1956)
Hermes, dog and star (1957)
Study of the object (1961)
Inscription (1969)
Mr. Cogito (1974)
Report from a besieged city (1983)
Elegy for the departure (1990)
Rovigo (1992)
Epilogue to a storm (1998)
Zbigniew Herbert : a chronology