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Nonrequired reading : prose pieces

Author: Wisława Szymborska; Clare Cavanagh
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Inc., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A selection of short prose pieces by the Polish poet incorporates the author's reflections on an eclectic array of books, ranging from titles on cooking, yoga, gardening, and home repair to volumes on opera and world literature.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Nonfiction
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Szymborska, Wisława.
Nonrequired reading.
New York : Harcourt, Inc., ©2002
(OCoLC)647593485
Named Person: Wisława Szymborska; Wisława Szymborska
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wisława Szymborska; Clare Cavanagh
ISBN: 0151006601 9780151006601
OCLC Number: 49028479
Description: xii, 233 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Absent-Minded Professors --
The Importance of Being Scared --
Shortchanged --
By the Numbers --
Dream On --
Musical Chairs --
Compulsory Happiness --
The Cost of Chivalry --
Seeing the Light --
That's the Spirit --
In Cold Blood --
The State of Fashion --
Love in Bloom --
Feet and Fate --
Humor's Younger Brother --
Great Love --
Bones to Pick --
The Scales of Justice --
Home Improvement --
Nowhere to Hide --
Who's Who --
Talking Pictures --
Glass Houses --
Page-Turners --
The Long-Distance Walker --
Back to Nature --
Fair Game --
Changing Places --
Blowing Your Own Horn --
The Road to Perfection --
Trouble in Paradise --
Zuzia --
Lilliput Lost --
Divas --
The Psychic Life of Pets --
The Ninety-Pound Weakling --
Do It Yourself --
To Be Continued --
How Not to Be Noble --
For Every Occasion --
Family Affairs --
On Your Toes --
Childhood and Before --
Old Friends --
The Myth of Poetry --
In Praise of Birds --
Gladiators and Others --
Bringing Up the Rear --
Catherine the Not-So-Great --
The Courtier's Inferno --
The Art of Destruction --
Cosmic Solitude --
The Impresario --
Close Calls --
What's the Mystery? --
The Vandals' Fate --
What's Dreaming? --
Too Late, or When? --
Your Honor --
Roman Thickets --
Black Tears --
Graphology on the Barricades --
I Was Traveling with the Fairest --
Mummies and Us --
Chips Will Fly --
Monstrum --
Ella --
Take the Cow --
Windfall --
Willem Kolff --
Hammurabi and After --
Disneyland --
Hugs for Humanity --
Truth and Fiction --
The Prince's Feet, Not to Mention Other Body Parts --
They Were --
Round Dates --
The Female Pharaoh --
Cat Music --
The End of the World in Plural --
The Nut and the Gilded Shell --
Let Me Take This Occasion --
A Word on Nakedness --
In Relaxation's Clutches --
Many Questions --
The Piano and the Rhinoceros --
Lace Hankies --
Mountain Climbing --
Balloons --
Ten Minutes of Solitude --
A Bad Little Boy --
At Last --
Blocks and Blockheads --
Buttons --
In Praise of Questions --
The Cardboard-Eating Cadaver --
Nervousness.
Other Titles: Prose works.
Responsibility: Wisława Szymborska ; translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh.
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A selection of short prose pieces by the Polish poet incorporates the author's reflections on an eclectic array of books, ranging from titles on cooking, yoga, gardening, and home repair to volumes on opera and world literature.

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