Nonrequired Reading

Author: Wislawa Szymborska
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544618858
Format: PDF
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Wislawa Szymborska's poems are admired around the world, and her unsparing vision, tireless wit, and deep sense of humanity are cherished by countless readers. Unknown to most of them, however, Szymborska also worked for several decades as a columnist, reviewing a wide variety of books under the unassuming title "Nonrequired Reading." As readers of her poems would expect, the short prose pieces collected here are anything but ordinary. Reflecting the author's own eclectic tastes and interests, the pretexts for these ruminations range from books on wallpapering, cooking, gardening, and yoga, to more lofty volumes on opera and world literature. Unpretentious yet incisive, these charming pieces are on a par with Szymborska's finest lyrics, tackling the same large and small questions with a wonderful curiosity.

Zeit und Zeitlichkeit in der Dichtung Wis awa Szymborskas

Author: Dörte Lütvogt
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732904504
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Im lyrischen Werk der polnischen Nobelpreisträgerin Wisława Szymborska bildet die Auseinandersetzung mit der Zeit ein Zentrum der poetischen Reflexion, das in diesem Buch erstmals systematisch erschlossen wird. Das Augenmerk liegt dabei auf jenem virtuosen Prozedieren zwischen den Diskursarten, das der umfassenden Bildung der Dichterin verdankt ist und ihre Sonderstellung in der polnischen Lyrik begründet. Die Analyse konzentriert sich auf mehrere zentrale Fragenkomplexe, die in Szymborskas Œuvre immer wieder aufgegriffen werden: Es geht um das Verhältnis von Zeit und Ewigkeit, Zufall und Notwendigkeit, Zeit und Veränderung, um die verschiedenen möglichen Topologien des zeitlichen Geschehens, um die Frage nach der Entstehung und Beschaffenheit des menschlichen Zeitbewusstseins und um die Problematik der Dreiteilung der Zeit in Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft.

Between Fire and Sleep

Author: Jaroslaw Anders
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030015531X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A collection of essays representing Anders's thinking over several decades, 'Between Fire and Sleep' offers a fresh understanding of modern Polish cultural identity.

Stepping Stones

Author: Dennis O'Driscoll
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571258867
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Widely regarded as the finest poet of his generation, Seamus Heaney is the subject of numerous critical studies; but no book-length portrait has appeared until now. Through his own lively and eloquent reminiscences, Stepping Stones retraces the poet's steps from his early works, through to his receipt of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature and his post-Nobel life. It is supplemented with a large number of photographs, many from the Heaney family album and published here for the first time. In response to firm but subtle questioning from Dennis O'Driscoll, Seamus Heaney sheds a personal light on his work (poems, essays, translations, plays) and on the artistic and ethical challenges he faced, providing an original, diverting and absorbing store of reflections, opinions and recollections.

A Study Guide for Wislawa Szymborska s Possibilities

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410355691
Format: PDF
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A Study Guide for Wislawa Szymborska's "Possibilities," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers

Author: Tracey L. Matthews
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787675448
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Cassette books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003

Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618246960
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Presents the finest literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including both fiction and nonfiction dealing with a broad spectrum of subjects from magazines from the "New Yorker" and "Rolling Stone" to the "Onion."