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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
96 pages
Product Description
<P>An exciting collection of poems by Wislawa Szymborska. When <I>Here</I> was published in Poland, reviewers marveled, “How is it that she keeps getting better?” These twenty-seven poems, as rendered by prize-winning translators Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak, are among her greatest ever. Whether writing about her teenage self, microscopic creatures, or the upsides to living on Earth, she remains a virtuoso of form, line, and thought.<br><BR>From the title poem:<br><BR>I can’t speak for elsewhere,<br>but here on Earth we’ve got a fair supply of everything.<br>Here we manufacture chairs and sorrows,<br>scissors, tenderness, transistors, violins, teacups, dams, and quips . . .<br><BR>Like nowhere else, or almost nowhere,<br>you’re given your own torso here,<br>equipped with the accessories required<br>for adding your own children to the rest.<br>Not to mention arms, legs, and astonished head.<br><BR><BR></P><BR> <p></P><BR> <p> <div></div> <div></div>