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Asymmetry Summary º 104 à A stunning new collection from Poland's leading poet Give me back my childhood republic of louacious sparrows measureless thickets of nettles and the timid wood owl's nightly sobsOne of the most vibrant voices of our time Adam Zagajewski is a modern master of the poetic form In Asymmetry his first collection of poems in five years Llection remembering loved ones he's lost a hairdresser the philosopher Krzystzof Michalski and most poignantly his parents A moving reflection on family the sublimity of everyday life death and happiness Asymmetry is a magnificent distillation of an astounding poetic voic. I am not sure how I first heard of Adam Zagajewski and this book After reading about him on Wikipedia I know that he is a highly regarded poet in Poland who has won numerous awards For me the poems did not grab me There were many references to places in Poland and contemporary or historical events and without a context they did not mean much to me I also wonder if some of his words got lost in the translation that the words were not as powerful when translated into English There were very few poems that stood out for me in this collection Provenance I cannot recall how I first heard about this book

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Rm In Asymmetry his first collection of poems in five years he revisits the themes that have long concerned him the enduring imprint of history the beauty of nature the place of the exile Though as sanguine as ever Zagajewski often turns to elegy in this deeply powerful co. My favourites were the poems about his mother remembering ordinary moments suffused with regret for not understanding her or missing the point or not realizing how precious the ordinary was until too late

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AsymmetryA stunning new collection from Poland's leading poet Give me back my childhood republic of louacious sparrows measureless thickets of nettles and the timid wood owl's nightly sobsOne of the most vibrant voices of our time Adam Zagajewski is a modern master of the poetic fo. Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing