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Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Front Matter
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction: Aleksander Wat after 50 Years
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Section: Poems
  1. The cooing of turtle doves opens another day
  2. p. 19
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  1. First a single cloud sailed the azure
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  1. A Vision
  2. p. 21
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  1. Landscape
  2. p. 22
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  1. A Night in the Hospital
  2. p. 23
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  1. Why are you pulling me out of my coffin?
  2. p. 24
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  1. Here is neither space nor will
  2. p. 25
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  1. Saracenic Motifs
  2. p. 26
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  1. Nocturnes
  2. pp. 27-29
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  1. What Is It?
  2. p. 30
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  1. Morning by the Water
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. He probably couldn’t see
  2. p. 33
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  1. Calligraphies
  2. pp. 34-35
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  1. Hubris
  2. p. 36
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  1. At an Exhibit of Odilon Redon
  2. p. 37
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  1. Queen Candace’s Courtier
  2. pp. 38-39
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  1. Ecstasy, which music makes one with death,
  2. p. 40
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  1. Somatic Poems
  2. pp. 41-42
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  1. A Dithyramb
  2. p. 43
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  1. Before the Last Pietà of Michelangelo
  2. p. 44
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  1. An Autumn Night in the Mountains with Olive Trees and a FullMoon
  2. p. 45
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  1. Departure for Sicily
  2. pp. 46-47
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  1. Evening—Night—Morning
  2. pp. 48-54
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  1. Like a tree
  2. p. 55
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  1. The Obscure Light
  2. p. 56
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  1. Why did they say she died?
  2. p. 57
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  1. Take a lute, go about the city,
  2. p. 58
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  1. Antaeus Depart
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. Whispers to a Tape Recorder (1)
  2. pp. 62-97
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  1. Whispers to a Tape-Recorder (2)
  2. pp. 98-103
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  1. Trifle about Poetry
  2. pp. 104-105
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  1. A Philosopher
  2. pp. 106-107
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  1. An Attempt at Genealogy
  2. p. 108
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  1. On Good Friday, when all the bells toll midnight
  2. p. 109
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  1. I clad myself in the armor of thinking
  2. p. 110
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  1. What could he know?
  2. p. 111
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  1. Translator’s Notes to the Poems
  2. pp. 112-124
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  1. Section: Short Stories
  1. A Rhapsody about Two Germans*
  2. pp. 127-128
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  1. After Death*
  2. pp. 129-143
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  1. The Death of an Old Bolshevik
  2. pp. 144-158
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  1. Section: Essays
  1. Remarks Concerning the Relationship betweenSoviet Literature and Soviet Reality
  2. pp. 161-191
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  1. The Key and the Hook
  2. pp. 192-242
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  1. Nine Drafts to a Portrait of Joseph Stalin
  2. pp. 243-305
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  1. The Translatability of Poetic Works
  2. pp. 306-322
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  1. A Few Words about the Stove: A Draft
  2. pp. 323-338
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  1. Section: Fragments from Moralia * Diary without Vowels * Leaves in the Wind
  1. I never felt myself either a Polish Jew or a Jewish Pole
  2. p. 341
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  1. Someone was asked why he couldn’t sleep
  2. p. 341
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  1. What should the aim of the translator be?
  2. pp. 341-342
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  1. Forget Genghis Khan!
  2. p. 342
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  1. The Gospels, also a Literary Masterpiece
  2. pp. 343-345
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  1. What keeps me apart from Catholicism?
  2. pp. 345-350
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  1. There are two negative attitudes regarding religious truths:
  2. p. 351
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  1. A break: absentmindedness, meetings, records to learn English
  2. pp. 352-353
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  1. I wrote some poems again
  2. pp. 353-354
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  1. The smartass X poisoned me again with bitter news
  2. pp. 354-357
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  1. In an old issue of Revue de Metaphisique
  2. pp. 357-358
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  1. A conversation with [Czesław] Miłosz
  2. pp. 358-363
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  1. Both the Xs
  2. pp. 363-364
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  1. After so many years [together]
  2. pp. 364-367
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  1. A morning in the prefecture
  2. pp. 365-368
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  1. Despite two Nembutals
  2. pp. 368-369
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  1. Yesterday Antoni showed up
  2. pp. 369-371
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  1. Time is passing and I am working very little on Stalin
  2. pp. 371-372
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  1. [Notes] TO A WORD OF INTRODUCTION
  2. p. 373
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  1. THE DEVIL IN HISTORY
  2. pp. 373-374
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  1. I am thinking about Antoni
  2. pp. 374-375
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  1. For My Dichtung und Wahrheit
  2. pp. 375-376
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  1. Yesterday Antoni
  2. pp. 376-378
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  1. After fierce cold, pain, and anxiety
  2. pp. 378-379
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  1. Five of us in our kitchen
  2. pp. 379-384
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  1. I already am living in the anxiety of departure
  2. pp. 384-385
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  1. I spent all day yesterday on papers, letters, sorting
  2. pp. 385-386
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  1. Yesterday at Andrzej’s
  2. pp. 386-387
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  1. So I am in America
  2. pp. 387-388
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  1. On December 24th in the morning
  2. pp. 388-393
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  1. Yesterday I finally saw a different America
  2. pp. 393-395
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  1. Oh these days I did not drown myself drinking
  2. pp. 395-398
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  1. Incomprehensible Poets and Uncomprehending Readers
  2. pp. 398-405
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  1. Why I Write Poems
  2. pp. 405-410
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  1. It had a hole in the very center of one wing
  2. p. 411
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  1. Leaves in the Wind
  2. p. 412
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  1. The Situation: Faith—Knowledge
  2. pp. 412-413
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  1. Let us sum up the basic differences
  2. pp. 413-414
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  1. From the Last Notebook
  1. My only one, my ever beloved
  2. p. 415
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  1. For God’s sake! Don’t rescue me!
  2. p. 415
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  1. Dear Andrzej
  2. pp. 415-416
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  1. The enormous energy
  2. p. 417
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  1. I definitely cannot endure it anymore
  2. pp. 417-418
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  1. I absolutely can’t anymore
  2. p. 418
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  1. DO NOT RESCUE
  2. pp. 418-419
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  1. I feel better
  2. p. 419
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  1. MY WIFE
  2. pp. 419-422
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  1. Aleksander Wat’s CV
  2. pp. 423-426
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 427-435
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  1. Figures
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780893577759
Related ISBN
9780893574925
MARC Record
OCLC
1080551829
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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