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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Adam Zagajewski  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1945 in Lwow, Poland

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Illinois Connection

Adam is currently a faculty member at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adam is a Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist. He was awarded the Bronze Cross of Merit, and twice received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. In 1992, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He won the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and is the second Polish writer to be awarded, after Czesław Miłosz.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A defense of ardor /
ISBN: 0374529884. OCLC Number: 62101791

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. .

Eternal enemies :
ISBN: 0374531609. OCLC Number: 243544767

Farrar, Straus Giroux ;. .

Selected poems /
ISBN: 0571224253. OCLC Number: 56659106

Faber and Faber,. .

This selection, made by the author himself, draws from his English-language collections both in and out of print. Vivid, attentive to the world, the poems in these lucid translations share the vocation that allows us, in Zagajewski's words, 'to experience astonishment and to stop still in that astonishment for a long moment or two'.

Solidarity, solitude :
ISBN: 0880011866. OCLC Number: 19457133

Ecco Press,. .

Tremors :
ISBN: 000271910X. OCLC Number: 13666818

Collins Harvill,. .

Unseen hand /
ISBN: 0374533369. OCLC Number: 776813656

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. .

A collection of poetry by Polish-born writer Adam Zagajewski.

Unseen hand :
ISBN: 9781466884250. OCLC Number: 895896032

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. .

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.