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Adam Zagajewski

Born: 1945 in Lwow, Poland
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Adam is currently a faculty member at the University of Chicago.

Biography: 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 Czes?aw Mi?osz.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction; Other ; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Adam Zagajewski on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

A defense of ardor /
ISBN: 0374529884 OCLC: 62101791

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

Eternal enemies :
ISBN: 0374531609 OCLC: 243544767

Farrar, Straus Giroux ; New York : 2009.

Selected poems /
ISBN: 0571224253 OCLC: 56659106

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'.

Solidarity, solitude :
ISBN: 0880011866 OCLC: 19457133

Ecco Press, New York : ©1990.

  Tremors :
ISBN: 000271910X OCLC: 13666818

Collins Harvill, London : 1987, ©1985.

Unseen hand /
ISBN: 0374533369 OCLC: 776813656

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York : 2012.

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

Unseen hand :
ISBN: 9781466884250 OCLC: 895896032

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York : 2014.

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.