Questions tagged [wislawa-szymborska]

Questions about the Polish poet, essayist, and translator Wisława Szymborska (1923 – 2012) and her works. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996. Questions about her works originally written in Polish should be tagged with [polish-literature].

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Why is Szymborska's "Tarsier" sometimes written (in translation) with simplistic grammar?

Szymborska's poem "Tarsier" ("Tarsjusz" in the original Polish) has been translated, in a version that says "Translations and Comments by Magnus J. Krynski and Robert A. ...
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Title of poem by Wisława Szymborska

Does anyone know the title of the poem by Szymborska which contains a line worded something like “whose life has ever turned out as they thought it would anyway”? I believe that the poem was published ...
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Is there any significance to the choice of similes for poetry in "Some Like Poetry"?

The poem "Some Like Poetry" by Polish writer Wislawa Szymborska is a musing lament about the unpopularity of poetry among the general population. The middle verse consists of a series of similes which ...
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