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Asymmetry doc â Hardcover read ☆ moneyexpresscard ✓ A stunning new collection from Poland's leading poet Give me back my childhood republic of louacious sparrows measureless thickets of nettles and the timid wood owl's nightly sobsOne of the most vibrant voices of our time Adam Zagajewski is a modern master of theRm In Asymmetry his first collection of poems in five years he revisits the themes that have long concerned him the enduring imprint of history the beauty of nature the place of the exile Though as sanguine as ever Zagajewski often turns to elegy in this deeply powerful co With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories Though Zagajewski would be considered old fashion when held against the poetry schools that currently power the freshest bold words in the medium in the United States a narrative that is like a short story with a few delicious ironic twists and a last line epiphany and so the foundation of the poem is laid last has pleasures tooAll language need not have a revolution at their heart No matter how hard poets work to bend their language into the truths they believe in linguistic or political it is the rare exception much rarer than an exception could be who is able to reimagine society with their languagePlease don't get me wrong I love and respect those willing to dive into the trenches to serve the cause they believe in but I suspect Zagajewski coming from a country that's been occupied for much of the last two centuries has experiences that differ greatly from people in the United States The great Polish poets of the 20th century all write histories but Zagajewski celebrates the very personal reflected in the greater mirror of society and this is his triumph

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Llection remembering loved ones he's lost a hairdresser the philosopher Krzystzof Michalski and most poignantly his parents A moving reflection on family the sublimity of everyday life death and happiness Asymmetry is a magnificent distillation of an astounding poetic voic Often I detect a little bit of distance from the original in translations especially poetry especially when there isn't a sort of translator's note accompanying a volume But other than that distance which I am fairly certain is mostly my own shortcoming I enjoyed this work's elegance and straight forwardness

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Asymmetry A stunning new collection from Poland's leading poet Give me back my childhood republic of louacious sparrows measureless thickets of nettles and the timid wood owl's nightly sobsOne of the most vibrant voices of our time Adam Zagajewski is a modern master of the poetic fo Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature — the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 — and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski who in his seventies continues to dazzle us with an exuisite poetic dance between celebration and uandaryFrom his 2014 collection Asymmetry here’s “Mr Wladziu”Mr Wladziu was a barber haircuts men’s and women’s on Karmelicka Street Short snd slightinterested in one thing only anglingHe liked to talk about the ways of fishhow drowsy they become in winter when the coldis biting murderous almightyhow you must respect their sleep They restthen lie in the deep water like clockslike new arrivals from another planet They’re differentMr Wladziu even represented Polandonce or twice in anglingbut something went wrong I don’t remember whattoo hot or maybe rain or low low lying cloudsBy the time he got to the doctor it was too late
Karmelicka Street didn’t notice his departurethe trams shriek on the curvethe chestnuts bloom ecstatically each yearI’m in no position to judge Clare Cavanaugh’s translations from the Polish but I do know that in her hands they come across as sharp and clear in their own right as poems in English If you ever get a chance to hear Zagajewski and Cavanaugh do a joint public reading of Zagajewski’s work don’t miss itHere’s “Childhood”Give me back my childhoodrepublic of louacious sparrowsmeasureless thickets of nettlesand the timid wood owl’s nightly sobsOur street empty on Sundaythe red neo Gothic churchthat didn’t take kindly to mysticsburdocks whispering in Germanand the alcoholic’s confessionbefore the altar of a white walland stones and rain and puddlesin which gold glistenedNow I’m sure that I’d knowhow to be a child I’d knowhow to see the frost covered treeshow to live holding stillAsymmetry is for folks who already know and admire Zagajewski’s work If he’s new to you and you’re interested the book to go to is his Without End New and Selected Poems