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They Came to See a Poet

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Tadeusz Rózewicz is Poland's most popular and influential poet. Born in 1921, he belongs to the generation of writers whose work was indelibly marked by Poland's traumatic and tragic war-time experience. Rejecting traditional aesthetic values - which struck him as offensive in the face of what he had witnessed - Rózewicz has created a stark, direct poetry rooted in common ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Carcanet Press Ltd. (first published January 1st 1991)
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Ben Winch
Jun 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
I know little of Tadeusz Rozewicz and in truth so far only a handful of his poems (mostly the early ones) have really spoken to me, but those few have spoken clearly and directly, and with the humility of one who realises that his (or better, the) message is more important than any demonstration of skill or personality.
Witness

You know I'm in
but don't suddenly enter
my room

You might see me
silent
over a blank sheet

Can you write
about love
when you hear the cries of
the murdered and disgraced
can you
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secondwomn
Apr 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
picked up for the later poems at the end, which i liked. a few that i'll photocopy and keep before i return this one to the library. i'm really glad to have read so much rozewicz in close conjunction. i know there are poems i'll come back to.
Brandon
Jul 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing
of all the things ed hirsch showed me, this is by far my favorite.
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Tadeusz Różewicz - poet, playwright and novelist, one of the most versatile and pre-eminent writers living today. Różewicz was born in Radomsko, October 9, 1921.

Remarkable for his simultaneous mastery of poetry, prose and drama, he has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Tadeusz Różewicz has been translated into over forty languages. The most recent English-language volumes, recycli
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I am not ashamed
I wept in that country
beauty touched me
I was a child once more
in the womb of that country
I wept
I am not ashamed
I have tried to return to paradise”
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