Through the Poet’s Eye

Through the Poet's Eye

The Travels of Zagajewski, Herbert, and Brodsky

by Bozena Shallcross

200 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780810118379
  • Published: June 2002


  • Paperback
  • 9780810125926
  • Published: February 2009


Though best known as poets, Zbigniew Herbert (1924-1998), Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996), and Adam Zagajewski (b. 1945) wrote some of the most original prose of this century. These East European poets capture tales of their travels in prose writing that demonstrates the link between works of art, the epiphanic responses these works produce, and the reality of travel. Shallcross's exploration of their journeys creates a testimony connecting them each in his own way to the stream of European culture as a whole.

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