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Astonishments : selected poems of Anna Kamieńska

Author: Anna Kamieńska; Grazyna Drabik; David Curzon
Publisher: Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, 2008, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first English translation and publication of a Polish poet whose struggles with spiritual issues spark comparison to Czestaw Mitosz.

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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Anna Kamieńska; Anna Kamieńska
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Kamieńska; Grazyna Drabik; David Curzon
ISBN: 9781557255990 1557255997
OCLC Number: 435619833
Description: xvii, 133 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Path in the woods --
Mouths of streets --
She get up --
I was standing --
"Look," mother says --
Futile --
Hand --
Time of harvest and the time of poems is passing --
Grandparents --
Anaximander lands at the shore of exile and founds the city of Sozopolis --
Angels --
I was born --
Oh Anna Jan --
I don't know how a day flew by us --
All the photographs come flying --
Where do your dreams sleep now --
To be the earth --
Leap --
Return of Job --
Silence of Job --
Job and a woman --
Departure of Job --
Late summer --
Trees --
Grandma --
Gratitude --
Doctor Edith Stein --
Other world --
Small things --
Cassandra at a loss --
Doctor Korczak's lie --
Names --
Dictionaries --
Summer --
Mothers --
Just --
Bodies --
Prayer that will be answered --
Emmaus --
Conscience --
At the border of paradise --
Moment of reconciliation --
On a sonnet by Leah Goldberg --
Droplet of blood --
Hedgehog --
Souls of animals --
Lamp --
Washing of feet --
Old age --
Beautiful hands seen in a tram --
Don't worry --
Pink sweater --
Death of Simone --
Empty places --
In mid-word --
Talk with mother --
Transformation --
Thirteen-year-old --
Annunciation --
Funny --
Thanks --
In a hospital --
Elijah's widow --
Things of this world --
Dying --
Lack of faith --
Through the body --
Hurry up --
Service --
Those who carry --
Into solitude --
On the threshold of the poem --
Melancholy --
Classicism --
Witness to process --
Alter ego --
City map --
Rembrandt --
Weariness of the Prophet Elijah --
Prayer --
As when in a crowd --
Patience --
Difference --
Saint Martha --
Three crosses --
On the cross.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Grażyna Drabik and David Curzon.

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Kamienska, a major Polish writer, and equal to Nobel Prize winners Wislawa Szymborska and Czeslaw Milosz, grew up in the horrors of Nazi occupation and Communism. Her poetry is straightforward, full Read more...

 
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