Zbigniew Herbert | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of Zbigniew Herbert.
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SOURCE: Carpenter, Bogdana. “The Prose Poetry of Zbigniew Herbert: Forging a New Genre.” The Slavic and East European Journal 28, no. 1 (spring 1984): 76-88.

In the following essay, Carpenter, a translator of Herbert's works, suggests that Herbert's prose poems emphasize his “critical dialogue with tradition” and enable him to use “new voices and personae, new forms, and a new, sharper tone on an increasingly broad scale.”

The prose poetry of the contemporary Polish poet, Zbigniew Herbert, is a distinct although integral part of his poetic output. It represents an attempt to enlarge the limits of poetry. But Herbert's prose poems do not abolish the distinction between literary genres; on the contrary, he constantly sharpens the distinction, and in this respect his practise is considerably different from that of his contemporaries.1 In recent Polish criticism the relationship of the two genres has received special attention. Stanisław Barańczak has spoken...

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