In this varied collection of deeply personal, lyrical essays and short literary sketches, leading contemporary Polish poet Adam Zagajewski contends with the effects of coming of age, both artistically and intellectually, in a totalitarian regime.
No matter their subject, Zagajewski's essays have the subtlety and resonance of poetry; his is one of the most intriguing voices in today's Europe. (From University of Georgia)
Adam Zagajewski was the Polish American author of several books of poetry, including Tremor, Asymmetry, Without End and Mysticism for Beginners. His poem, Try to Praise the Mutilated World, was featured in the New Yorker just days after the 9/11 attacks.
Zagajewski, who died on March 21, 2021, aged 75, was one of the leading writers of his generation.