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Zagajewski, Adam 1945-

Works: 263 works in 763 publications in 12 languages and 6,470 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  History  Poetry  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Narrator, Lyricist
Classifications: PG7185.A32, 891.85173
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Solidarity, solitude : essays by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two cities : on exile, history, and the imagination by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1945, when Adam Zagajewski was four months old, his family was forced to move from their beloved native city of Lvov to the ugly, industrial, and, until then, German city of Gliwice, Poland. In the evocative title essay of his new collection, Zagajewski describes his efforts to reconcile his contradictory loyalties to his family - and their idealized past - his own place and his time. In "Open Archives," Zagajewski gives the detested officials of postwar Poland their moment to explain. And finally, in the "New Little Larousse," he adds to his treasury of short, philosophical essays, mimicking encyclopedia entries, including pieces entitled "The Untold Cynicism of Poetry," "I Killed Hitler," and "The Inspired Dermatologist." Regardless of their subject, Zagajewski's essays have the subtlety and resonance of poetry. His is one of the most interesting voices in today's Europe
Unseen hand by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most gifted poets of our time, Adam Zagajewski is a contemporary classic. Few writers in poetry or prose have attained the lucid intelligence and limpid economy of style that are the trademarks of his work. His wry humor, gentle skepticism, and perpetual sense of history's dark possibilities have earned him a devoted international following. This collection, gracefully translated by Clare Cavanagh, finds the poet returning to the themes that have defined his career'moving meditations on place, language, and history. Unseen Hand is a luminous meeting of art and everyday life
Polish writers on writing( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and Polish and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another beauty by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this memoir he observes the eccentricities of his professors and student peers, wrestles with the absurdity and hovering menace of Communist politics, and illuminates the strange byways of literary history; from Ovid to Saint Augustine to Czeslaw Milosz."--Jacket
Polen : Staat im Schatten der Sowjetunion by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in German and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jechaı́ do Lwowa : i inne wiersze by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth with meaning : Alan Cohen by Alan Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der dünne Strich : Roman by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defense of ardor by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for art not just the terms but the scanted spiritual dimension of modern human existence that they stake out. Bringing gravity and grace to his meditations on art, society, and history, Zagajewski wears his erudition lightly, with a disarming blend of modesty and humor. His topics range from autobiography (his first visit to a post-Soviet Lvov after childhood exile; his illicit readings of Nietzsche in Communist Poland); to considerations of artist friends past and present (Zbigniew Herbert, Czeslaw Milosz); to intellectual and psychological portraits of cities he has known, east and west; to a dazzling thumbnail sketch of postwar Polish poetry. Zagajewski gives an account of the place of art in the modern age that distinguishes his self-proclaimed liberal vision from the "right-wing radicalism" of such modernist precursors as Eliot or Yeats. The same mixture of ardor and compassion that marks Zagajewski's distinctive contribution to modern poetry runs throughout this eloquent, engaging collection
Pragnienie by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Polish and Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziemia ognista by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

List ; Oda do wielości : poezje by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Płótno by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in Polish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, "Rilke's best contemporary translator" (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke's major poetic works. The Poetry of Rilke'the single most comprehensive volume of Rilke's German poetry ever to be published in English'is the culmination of this effort. With more than two hundred and fifty selected poems by Rilke, including complete translations of the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies, The Poetry of Rilke spans the arc of Rilke's work, from the breakthrough poems of The Book of Hours to the visionary masterpieces written only weeks before his death. This landmark bilingual edition also contains all of Snow's commentaries on Rilke, as well as an important new introduction by the award-winning poet Adam Zagajewski. The Poetry of Rilke will stand as the authoritative single-volume translation of Rilke into English for years to come
Anteny by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Fischl : corrida en Ronda by Eric Fischl( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poeta rozmawia z filozofem by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in Polish and Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedichte by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solidarité, solitude by Adam Zagajewski( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Polish writers on writing
Alternative Names
Adam Zagajewski écrivain polonais

Adam Zagajewski lengyel író, költő, műfordító, nyelvész

Adam Zagajewski Poet

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Adam Zagajewski poeta, scrittore e saggista polacco

Adam Zagajewski polnischer Schriftsteller

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Zagaevski, Adam.

Zagaêvs'kij, Adam.

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Zagajevski, Adam 1945-

Zagajevskis, Ādams.

Zagajevskis, Ādams 1945-

Zagajewski, Adam

Zāgāyūfskī, Ādām 1945-

Zāgāyūskī, Ādām 1945-

Загаевский, Адам

زاگايوسکى، آدام

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