A stunning new collection from Poland's leading poet
Give me back my childhood,
republic of loquacious sparrows,
measureless thickets of nettles
and the timid wood owl's nightly sobs.
One of the most vibrant voices of our time, Adam Zagajewski is a modern master of the poetic form. In Asymmetry, his first collection of poems in five years, he revisits the themes that have long concerned him: the enduring imprint of history, the beauty of nature, the place of the exile. Though as sanguine as ever, Zagajewski often turns to elegy in this deeply powerful collection, remembering loved ones he's lost: a hairdresser, the philosopher Krzystzof Michalski, and, most poignantly, his parents. A moving reflection on family, the sublimity of everyday life, death, and happiness, Asymmetry is a magnificent distillation of an astounding poetic voice.
by Adam Zagajewski
by Rainer Maria Rilke, Adam Zagajewski
by William Shakespeare
by Adam Day
by Adam-Troy Castro, Billy Gaghan, Carissa Gaghan
by Walt Whitman
by Zhi Gang Sha, Adam Markel, Marilyn Tam, William Gladstone
by Adam Mickiewicz
by Adam Sol
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