Wisława Szymborska | Critical Essay by Bogdana Carpenter

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of Wisawa Szymborska.
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Critical Essay by Bogdana Carpenter

SOURCE: Carpenter, Bogdana. “Wislawa Szymborska and the Importance of the Unimportant.” World Literature Today 71, no. 1 (winter 1997): 8-12.

In the following essay, Carpenter highlights the realist and nonemotional elements in Szymborska's poetry, noting the importance that Szymborska places in common, everyday events and experiences.

I am no longer certain that what is important is more important than the unimportant. 

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For the second time in sixteen years, a Polish poet has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. This is not a coincidence: the decision of the Swedish Academy to bestow the world's most prestigious literary award on Czesław Miłosz in 19801 and on Wisława Szymborska in 1996 is tribute to the exceptional vitality and prominence of contemporary Polish poetry. More than anyone else, it is...

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