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Carpenter, Bogdana

Overview
Works: 39 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 3,814 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PG7167.E64, 891.8517
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bogdana Carpenter
To begin where I am : selected essays by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects five decades of essays by the Nobel Prize-winning writer, covering topics including war, human nature, faith, communism, and Polish culture
Report from the besieged city & other poems by Zbigniew Herbert( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegy for the departure and other poems by Zbigniew Herbert( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Available for the first time in English, Elegy for the Departure and Other Poems is an important collection from the late Zbigniew Herbert. Translated from the Polish by award-winning translators John and Bogdana Carpenter, these sixty-eight verse and prose poems span forty years of Herbert's life and work. The pieces are organized chronologically from 1950 to 1990, with an emphasis on the writer's early and late poems
The king of the ants : mythological essays by Zbigniew Herbert( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by a Polish writer, reflecting on mythological deities. In Securitas, he discusses the reasons for the creation of this female deity by the Romans and her impact on our lives. He concludes, "Security, what is security? A faint-hearted formula for happiness. Life without struggle."
Selected poems by Zbigniew Herbert( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In praise of the unfinished : selected poems by Julia Hartwig( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed by Czeslaw Milosz as "the grande dame of Polish poetry" and named "one of the foremost Polish poets of the twentieth century" by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Julia Hartwig has long been considered the gold standard of poetry in her native Poland. With this career-spanning collection, we finally have a book of her work in English." "The tragic story of the last century flows naturally through Hartwig's poems. She evokes the husbands who returned silent from battle ("What woman was told about the hell at Monte Cassino?") and asks, "Why didn't I dance on the Champs-Elysees / when the crowd cheered the end of the war? ... Why was I fated to be on the main street of Lublin / watching regiments with red stars enter the city." But there is also a welcoming of new experience in her verse, a sense that life, finally, is too beautiful to condemn. She seeks a higher peace, urging us to hear other voices: "an ermine's cry, moan of a dove, / complaint of an owl - that remind us / the hardship of solitude is measured out equally.""--BOOK JACKET
The poetic avant-garde in Poland, 1918-1939 by Bogdana Carpenter( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Cogito by Zbigniew Herbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monumenta Polonica : the first four centuries of Polish poetry : a bilingual anthology by Bogdana Carpenter( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Polish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It will return : poems by Julia Hartwig( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Proud to be a mammal : essays on war, faith and memory by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Polish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proud to be a Mammal (1942-97) is Czeslaw Milosz's moving and diverse collection of essays. Among them, he covers his passion for poetry, his love of the Polish language that was so nearly wiped out by the violence of the twentieth century, and his happy childhood. Milosz also includes a letter to his friend in which he voices his concern about the growing indifference to murder and the true value of freedom of thought, as well as a verbal map of Wilno, with each street revealing both a rich local history and intricate, poignant personal memories. Each essay reflects that same message. The essay titled, “The Peace Boundary” is truly poignant and moving. He writes about the annexation of the Baltic nations to Russia. This essay is a reflection of the events that ensue as well as remembering the past of Lithuania in particular. The book is rich in history and attitudes towards those in power. It is a study of the human spirit in difficult and dangerous times. The importance of printing these works of literature into the mainstream is to gain an exposure and to educate a future generation not to create the mistakes of the past. Milosz risked his life with his writing during communist times. It was dangerous due to the fact that a tyrannical government looks to ban books and writing to ward off reprisals and revolt from the people. Books create ideas and self identity as well as a means to defend one’s honour. There is fear of uprising when people are allowed to attain knowledge. Milosz remains true to his Eastern European roots with each of the essays. He gives a voice to those who have gone before him, fighting to their death for freedom and justice
Selected poems by Julia Hartwig( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in Polish and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems [of] Zbigniew Herbert by John Carpenter( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still life with a bridle : essays and apocryphas by Zbigniew Herbert( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these pages of prose, the poet Zbigniew Herbert brings the Dutch 17th century alive. The people, as they bid crippling sums of money for one bulb of a new variety of tulip; the painters like Torrentius who loved women, was persecuted for heresy and who paintings disappeared - all but one, named 'Sill Life with a Bridle.'
The origin and function of the Surrealist object by Bogdana Carpenter( )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The king of the ants by Zbigniew Herbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monumenta Polonica. The first four centuries of Polish poetry. A bilingual anthology. [Comp., ed. by] Bogdana Carpenter( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poetry of the Second World War : an international anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recepcja poezji Czesława Miłosza w Ameryce by Bogdana Carpenter( )

1 edition published in 2001 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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To begin where I am : selected essays
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Elegy for the departure and other poemsThe king of the ants : mythological essaysIn praise of the unfinished : selected poemsMr. CogitoIt will return : poemsProud to be a mammal : essays on war, faith and memorySelected poemsStill life with a bridle : essays and apocryphas
Alternative Names
Bogdana Carpenter American literary critic, university teacher, non-fiction writer and translator

Bogdana Carpenter US-amerikanische Literaturkritikerin, Hochschullehererin und Autorin

Carpenter, Bogdana Maria-Magdalena.

Carpenter, John and Bogdana

Carpenter, John and Bogdana (1941- )

Chętkowska, Bogdana.

Богдана Карпентер

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