About this item
The first uncensored, English-language translation of a Polish dissident poet's brave act of witness in post-World-War-II Europe.The Polish poet Ryszard Krynicki, born in a Nazi labor camp in Austria in 1943, became one of the most prominent poets of the New Wave generation of 1968, his poetry offering what Adam Michnik has called “a strange and beautiful marriage of Joseph Conrad's heroic ethics with a great metaphysical perspective.” Krynicki is the author of a body of work marked at once by the solitude of a poète maudit and solidarity with a hurt and manipulated community. Our Life Grows, published in Paris in 1978, was the first poetry collection to appear as Krynicki intended, beyond the reach of the Communist censorship that had crippled his earlier books. These poems, combining a biting wit and rigorously questioning mind with a surreal imagination, are a vital part of the story of postwar Europe.
Number of Pages: 157
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Ryszard Krynicki
Street Date: November 14, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-52-4659
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.