Ambers Aglow: An Anthology of Contemporary Polish Women's Poetry (1981-1995)
Edited and Translated from the Polish by Regina Grol
The most expansive anthology of its kind, Ambers Aglow features the work of 30 of Poland's most influential and talented female poets, including Nobel Prize winner Wislawa Szymborska. Ambers Aglow gives a vivid portrait of Poland's political and cultural world--before, during and after the fall of Communism. This poignant and powerful collection offers the reader an opportunity to experience the joys, sorrows and humanity of these gifted writers. Featuring the original Polish poems alongside English translations by Regina Grol, this is the seminal collection of an underappreciated body of work.
"This anthology provides a broad background for appreciating the poetry of Wislawa Szymborska, the 1996 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature. Szymborska's and her fellow poets' verses are anything but what is sometimes referred to as "women's poetry." These poems address the primary human issues of our time in the most appealing way. The translations, while being true to the originals, also manage to convey their artistic value."
KRYSTYNA S. OLSZZER, Hunter College and The Polish Review
"As the recent award of the Nobel Prize to Wislawa Szymborska has shown, Polish women's poetry constitutes a powerful body of literature, which deserves to be better known in the West. This judiciously chosen and excellently translated anthology illustrates the range of that poetry, its stylistic variety and interest. An important and richly rewarding collection."
Publishing House: Host Publications, Austin 1996
SoftCover book measuring 5.5" x 8.5"
440 pages, Poets' Biographs
Bilingual Polish / English Language Version
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