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Articles tagged "Czesław Miłosz"

Andrzej Sosnowski’s “Lodgings”

Prominent figures in Poland’s postwar literary pantheon—such as Czeslaw Milosz and, later, Zbigniew Herbert, Wislawa Szymborska, and Tadeusz Rózewicz—have in some ways shaped our expectations of the experience of Polish poetry; as the translator Benjamin Paloff puts it, “Many of the Polish poets known abroad are treated as unambiguous, even as moral authorities.”  But these expectations do not quite suit contemporary poet Andrzej Sosnowski, whose...

The Languages of Alta Ifland

Alta Ifland’s writing raises important questions about the legitimacy and practice of autobiography that are too often taken for granted by American writers. In an alert literary age, the fifty-three thought-provoking short prose texts of her Voice of Ice / Voix de Glace would have attracted considerable attention outside the circles of small magazines and bookshop readings, in which this book indeed attracted attention when it came out in 2007. The author, described in a...

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