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The Resource Slight exaggeration, Adam Zagajewski ; translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh

Slight exaggeration, Adam Zagajewski ; translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh

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Slight exaggeration
Title
Slight exaggeration
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Adam Zagajewski ; translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh
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  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
" Slight Exaggeration is an autobiographical portrait of the poet, arranged not chronologically but with that same luminous quality that distinguishes Zagajewski's spellbinding poetry--an affinity for the invisible. In a mosaic-like blend of criticism, reflections, European history, and aphoristic musings, Zagajewski tells the stories of his life in glimpses and reveries--from the Second World War and the occupation of Poland that left his family dispossessed to Joseph Brodsky's funeral on the Venetian island of San Michele--interspersed with intellectual interrogations of the writers and poets (D. H. Lawrence, Giorgos Seferis, Zbigniew Herbert, Paul Valéry), composers and painters (Brahms, Rembrandt), and modern heroes (Helmuth James Graf von Moltke) who have influenced his work. A wry and philosophical defense of mystery, Slight Exaggeration recalls Zagajewski's poetry in its delicate negotiation between the earthbound and the ethereal, "between brief explosions of meaning and patient wandering through the plains of ordinary days." "--
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1945-
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Zagajewski, Adam
Dewey number
891.8/5473
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Cavanagh, Clare
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  • Zagajewski, Adam
  • Essays
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Slight exaggeration, Adam Zagajewski ; translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn957696194
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780374265878
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016033255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1251198
  • (Sirsi) o957696194
  • (OCoLC)957696194
Label
Slight exaggeration, Adam Zagajewski ; translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957696194
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780374265878
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016033255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1251198
  • (Sirsi) o957696194
  • (OCoLC)957696194

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