Adam Zagajewski





Adam Zagajewski

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in Lviv , Ukraine
June 21, 1945

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Adam Zagajewski is a Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist. He was awarded the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

The Zagajeski family was expelled from Lwów by the Ukrainians to central Poland in 1945.
In 1982 he emigrated to Paris, but in 2002 he returned to Poland, and resides in Kraków.
His poem "Try To Praise The Mutilated World", printed in The New Yorker, became famous after the 9/11 attacks.

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Average rating: 4.23 · 1,012 ratings · 109 reviews · 46 distinct works · Similar authors
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Eternal Enemies: Poems
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Mysticism for Beginners: Poems
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A Defense of Ardor: Essays
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Unseen Hand: Poems
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Another Beauty
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Canvas: Poems
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Two Cities: On Exile, Histo...
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Tremor: Selected Poems
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Selected Poems
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“Read for yourselves, read for the sake of your inspiration, for the sweet turmoil in your lovely head. But also read against yourselves, read for questioning and impotence, for despair and erudition, read the dry sardonic remarks of cynical philosophers like Cioran or even Carl Schmitt, read newspapers, read those who despise, dismiss or simply ignore poetry and try to understand why they do it. Read your enemies, read those who reinforce your sense of what's evolving in poetry, and also read those whose darkness or malice or madness or greatness you can't understand because only in this way will you grow, outlive yourself, and become what you are.”
Adam Zagajewski, A Defense of Ardor: Essays

“I drink from a small spring, / my thirst excedes the ocean.”
Adam Zagajewski

“In summer the empire of insects spreads.”
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