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
“... book, Tremor (1985), I have had a happily unexamined admiration for the work of the Polish poet Adam Zagajewski. Hence, perhaps, the inordinate difficulty – even for me, with my sluggishness and resistances – in approaching it now in a spirit of . . . let’s call it serious holism. And yet it was something I very much wanted to do, and something ...”