Monologue of a Dog

Monologue of a Dog

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From a writer whom Charles Simic calls "one of the finest poets living" comes a collection of witty, compassionate, contemplative, and always surprising poems. Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass. The poems will appear, for the first time, side by side with the Polish originals, in a book to delight new and old readers alike.
a bumptious, stuck-up word.
It should be written in quotes.
It pretends to miss nothing,
to gather, hold, contain, and have.
While all the while it's just
a shred of a gale.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 142.2 x 208.3 x 17.8mm | 226.8g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0151012202
  • 9780151012206
  • 994,349

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In this collection of contemplative, witty, and always surprising new poems, Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass, from small-scale naughtiness to the happiness of skating on thin ice, from the district firemen's ball to the cosmos. Hers is an odd perspective, recorded with sparkling intelligence and a rare intensity of feeling.
Another gift of remarkable poetry to the world.
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"Szymborska is unquestionably one of the great living European poets. She's deeply human and a joy to read . . . [A] poet to live with."--Robert Hass, "The Washington Post Book World"

"She captures the nightmarish contingency of human survival, and the human callousness toward nature, with an ironic elegance miraculously free of bitterness."--"The New Yorker"
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3 10% (31)
2 2% (7)
1 1% (2)
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