Eternal Enemies

Adam Zagajewski (Author) Clare Cavanagh (Translator)
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The highway became the Red Sea.
We moved through the storm like a sheer valley.
You drove; I looked at you with love.

--from "Storm"

One of the most gifted and readable poets of his time, Adam Zagajewski is proving to be a contemporary classic. Few writers in either poetry or prose can be said to have attained the lucid intelligence and limpid economy of style that have become a matter of course with Zagajewski. It is these qualities, combined with his wry humor, gentle skepticism, and perpetual sense of history's dark possibilities, that have earned him a devoted international following. This collection, gracefully translated by Clare Cavanagh, finds the poet reflecting on place, language, and history. Especially moving here are his tributes to writers, friends known in person or in books--people such as Milosz and Sebald, Brodsky and Blake--which intermingle naturally with portraits of family members and loved ones. Eternal Enemies is a luminous meeting of art and everyday life.

Product Details

Price
$15.00  $13.80
Publisher
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publish Date
March 31, 2009
Pages
128
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.4 X 8.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374531607
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About the Author

Adam Zagajewski was born in Lvov in 1945. His previous books include Tremor; Canvas; Mysticism for Beginners; Without End; Solidarity, Solitude; Two Cities; Another Beauty; and A Defense of Ardor--all published by FSG. He lives in Paris and Houston.