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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


-- Adam Zagajewski on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=adam+zagajewski


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.


Published Works

  • Solidarity, Solitude: Essays by Adam Zagajewski (With Lilian Vallee), Ecco Press, 1990
  • Selected Poems, Faber & Faber , 2004
  • A Defense of Ardor: Essays(With Clare Cavanagh) , Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005
  • Eternal Enemies: Poems (With Clare Cavanagh), Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009
  • Unseen Hand: Poems, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012


Selected Titles At Your Library

Solidarity, solitude :
ISBN: 0880011866. OCLC Number:

Ecco Press,. New York :. ©1990.

Selected poems /
ISBN: 0571224253. OCLC Number:

Faber and Faber,. London :. 2004.

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'.

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

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. New York :. 2005, ©2004.

Eternal enemies :
ISBN: 0374531609. OCLC Number:

Farrar, Straus Giroux ;. New York :. 2009.

Unseen hand /
ISBN: 0374533369. OCLC Number:

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. New York :. 2012.

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


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