Michael Hofmann: Zagajewski’s Charm, 15 December 2005
Show More Selected Poems by Adam Zagajewski, translated by Clare Cavanagh, Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivry and C.K. Williams.
Faber, 173 pp., £12.99, October 2004, 0 571 22425 3Show More
A Defence of Ardour: Essays by Adam Zagajewski.
Farrar, Straus, 198 pp., $14, October 2005, 0 374 52988 4Show More
“... primacy and authority, to which to respond as to an original quite simply doesn’t seem wrong. Clare Cavanagh, the translator of half the poetry and two of the prose books, is obviously a huge factor in the reception of Polish writing in English – she is also the translator of Wyslawa Szymborska – while Renata Gorczynski, who, with help from ...”