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Zbigniew Herbert (1924–1998)

Autor(a) de The Collected Poems: 1956-1998

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About the Author

Zbigniew Herbert: October 29, 1924 - July 28, 1998. Polish poet and playwright Zbigniew Herbert was born in 1924. His works have been translated in most European languages. His awards include the Jurzykowski Prize (1964), the Austrian Government Prize for European Literature (1965) and the Petrarch mostrar mais Prize (1979). He created the character of Mr. Cognito. Herbert died in Warsaw in July, 1998. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Zbigniew Herbert

The Collected Poems: 1956-1998 (2007) 331 cópias
Barbarian in the Garden (1962) 188 cópias
Selected Poems (1977) 138 cópias
Mr. Cogito (1974) 126 cópias
Elegy For The Departure (1990) 82 cópias
The King of the Ants (1999) 73 cópias
Labirynt nad morzem (2000) 43 cópias
Epilog burzy (1998) 15 cópias
Napis (1967) 12 cópias
89 wierszy (1998) 11 cópias
Rovigo (1992) 9 cópias
Der Tulpen bitterer Duft. (2001) 9 cópias
Kyynelten teknologiasta (2005) 7 cópias
The King of the Ants (2018) 7 cópias
Dramaty (1997) 7 cópias
Hermes, pies i gwiazda (1997) 7 cópias
Poesía completa (2012) 6 cópias
Struna światła (1994) 6 cópias
Studium przedmiotu (1996) 5 cópias
Bajki (polish) (2009) 2 cópias
I hjertet av tingene (2017) 2 cópias
Wybor poezji (2018) 2 cópias
Redresse-toi et va (1995) 2 cópias
Gesammelte Gedichte (2016) 2 cópias
Gedichte (1973) 2 cópias
Poezje (1998) 2 cópias
Korespondecja (2002) 2 cópias
Korespondencja 1949-1967 (2002) 2 cópias
Selected poems 1 exemplar(es)
Poezje : Gedichte (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Poslání pana Cogito (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Beli Raj Vseh Možnosti 1 exemplar(es)
Varvarin u vrtu (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Naklon moje sjenke : (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Natureza Morta com Brida (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Versuri 1 exemplar(es)
Report From A Town Under Siege (1984) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
poiimata / ποιήματα (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
Inskrifter : valda dikter 19561998 (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Herbert nieznany : rozmowy (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Moć ukusa 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuinte — 334 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 306 cópias
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contribuinte — 141 cópias
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Contemporary East European Poetry: An Anthology (1983) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Antaeus No. 69, Fall 1992 (1992) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Diabli Wiedzą Co... — Contribuinte — 4 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



If I judge poetry on emotional evocation, meaningfulness, and clarity (okay, I do), then this collection is extraordinary. Through the character of Mr. Cogito (the "Mr." evoking Sancho Panza to the "Cogito"'s Don Quixote, as implied in the second poem here, "Mr. Cogito's Two Legs", a poem about the split in human nature between sometimes reckless bravery and sensible holding back), Herbert addresses many facets of existential being, particularly though not exclusively as present in a repressive society like communist era Poland. These poems stimulate a lot of thinking about man, imperfect creature that he is, and his existence in a fallen world.

I read the translation by Alissa Valles, not the Carpenters, and found it well done. Technically most of the poems make use of short lines, and the not so short lines use fairly frequent caesuras, or pauses in the middle of a line (here without punctuation), which I understand to be a notable feature of Polish poetry in general. The poetic diction is clear and precise.
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lelandleslie | 1 outra resenha | Feb 24, 2024 |
I picked up this translation years ago in a book swap somewhere in eastern europe. The entire book was lovely, but the apocryphas in particular have stayed with me long after my memory of the details faded.
Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
Herbert's poetry can be challenging to read sometimes, but is worth the effort. There are gems in this collection. His works range from profound to humorous. He writes in a free verse style entirely devoid of punctuation in most cases. He also writes some prose poems, which are also excellent.
bness2 | outras 4 resenhas | May 23, 2017 |
So far I've read only Mr Cogito, from 1974, but I feel comfortable saying that it's one of the better books of late twentieth century poetry I've read. Harder--not more difficult, harder--than a Milosz, more intellectual and open to the world (the actual world, I mean, i.e., other people, ideas, history etc) than the current crop of American chamomile tea sipping navel-gazers, but eminently readable? Yes, that's more or less my ideal for poetry. Recommended for anyone who's ever tried to read, or has read, Berryman's dream songs and kind of wished they were a little more comprehensible. Particular favorites: Mr Cogito's Abyss; Mr Cogito's Game; Mr Cogito on Upright Attitudes.… (mais)
stillatim | outras 4 resenhas | Dec 29, 2013 |



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