Wisława Szymborska | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Amy Gamerman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Wisawa Szymborska.
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Critical Essay by Amy Gamerman

SOURCE: "Pole Wins Nobel Literature Prize," in Wall Street Journal, Vol. CCXXVII, No. 68, October 4, 1996, p. A5.

[In the following essay, Gamerman reviews the themes of Szymborska's poetry.]

In "Evaluation of an Unwritten Poem," Wislawa Szymborska, the Polish poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature yesterday, writes of a poet who contemplates the cosmos—and comes up short:

     "In her depiction of the sky, one detects a certain helplessness,
     the authoress is lost in a terrifying expanse,
     she is startled by the planets' lifelessness,
     and within her mind (which can only be...

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