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The Resource Magnetic point : selected poems 1968-2014, Ryszard Krynicki ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Clare Cavanagh

Magnetic point : selected poems 1968-2014, Ryszard Krynicki ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Clare Cavanagh

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Magnetic point : selected poems 1968-2014
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Magnetic point
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selected poems 1968-2014
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Ryszard Krynicki ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Clare Cavanagh
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  • pol
  • eng
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"One of the greatest poets of postwar Poland, Krynicki was born in 1943 in a Nazi labor camp in Austria, where his parents, Polish peasants from Ukraine, served as slave laborers. Act of Birth marked the emergence of a major voice--with Adam Zagajewski and Stanislaw Baranczak--in Poland's "Generation of '68" or "New Wave" of Polish poetry. Political and poetic rebellion converged for these poets, and the regime took notice. During the 1970s and '80s, Krynicki was at different points arrested on trumped-up charges, dismissed from work, and forbidden from publishing. Even his name was banned for a time from official publications. But to read his poetry as purely political would be a mistake. The early lyric "Act of Birth" displays the acute linguistic and ethical sensitivity at work throughout Krynicki's poetry. The very phrase, which combines the Polish term for "birth certificate" with both the poet's literal birth and his symbolic self-creation, demonstrates the distinctive combination of mysticism, compression, and wit that shapes Krynicki's work from the early dissident poems to his late haiku. Small wonder that his influences span the distance from Issa to Zbigniew Herbert, and includes Nelly Sachs and Paul Celan (who have both appeared in Polish in his splendid translations). Himself an editor, publisher, and acclaimed translator, he has won major prizes, including the Polish Poets' Award, the Robert Graves-PEN Club Award, and most recently the 2015 Zbigniew Herbert International Literature Prize."--
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1943-
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Krynicki, Ryszard
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891.8/517
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no index present
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PG7170.R9
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A2 2017
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poetry
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Cavanagh, Clare
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  • Krynicki, Ryszard
  • Krynicki, Ryszard
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Magnetic point : selected poems 1968-2014, Ryszard Krynicki ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Clare Cavanagh
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Translated from the Polish
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text
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rdacontent
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21 cm
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First American paperback edition.
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xxiv, 211 pages
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9780811225007
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2017013732
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • ocn975365880
  • (OCoLC)975365880
Label
Magnetic point : selected poems 1968-2014, Ryszard Krynicki ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by Clare Cavanagh
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Polish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American paperback edition.
Extent
xxiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9780811225007
Lccn
2017013732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn975365880
  • (OCoLC)975365880

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