Eternal Light : Grandparent Poems: A Twentieth-Century American Selection
By one of Poland's most celebrated poets, a collection of poems remarkable for their graceful lyricism, inventiveness, and wit.In these 100 poems Wislawa Szymborska portrays a world of astonishing diversity and richness, in which nature is wise and prodigal and fate unpredictable, if not mischievous. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, she documents life's improbability as well as its transient beauty. The ruins of Troy; sunlight gleaming on a pewter jug; birds returning in the spring; the Abominable Snowman lurking in the Himalayas; a body-building contest; a symphony; a macabre laboratory experiment with a decapitated dog; a postcard from a sister who has "much to tell"; the discovery of a new star; the irrationality of love; the infinity of [pi].Szymborska's poetry brilliantly captures the wonder of existence.
- 134.62 x 198.12 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
- 01 May 1995
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
- United States