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Postwar Polish Poetry

Czeslaw Milosz (Editor)

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Paperback, 180 pages
ISBN: 9780520044760
July 1983
$29.95, £22.95
This expanded edition of Postwar Polish Poetry (which was originally published in 1965) presents 125 poems by 25 poets, including Czeslaw Milosz and other Polish poets living outside Poland. The stress of the anthology is on poetry written after 1956, the year when the lifting of censorship and the berakdown of doctrines provoked and explosion of new schools and talents. The victory of Solidarity in August 1980 once again opened new vistas for a short time; the coup of December closed that chapter. It is too early yet to predict the impact these events will have on the future of Polish poetry.
Poets in this Volume

Leopold Staff
Antoni Slonimski
Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz
Kazimierz Wierzynski
Aleksander Wat
Julian Przybos
Mieczyslaw Jastrun
Witold Gombrowicz
Adam Wazyk
Anna Swirszczynska
Czeslaw Milosz (poems: Dedication; A Poor Christian Looks at the Ghetto; A Song on the End of the World; From 'Throughout Our Lands'; Advice; From 'Bobo's Metamorphosis')
Tadeusz Rozewicz
Tymoteusz Karpowicz
Miron Bialoszewski
Wislawa Szymborska
Zbigniew Herbert
Tadeusz Nowak
Bogdan Czaykowski
Jerzy Harasymowicz
Stanislaw Grochowiak
Jaroslaw Marek Rymkiewicz
Ernest Bryll
Urszula Koziol
Stanislaw Baranczak
Adam Zagajewski
Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) was born in Lithuania and was Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1980 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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