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Additional Resources for Astonishment by Wisława Szymborska

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Further Reading

Cavanagh, Clare, "Poetry and Ideology: The Example of Wislawa Szymborska," in Literary Imagination, Vol.17, No. 2, 1999, pp. 174-90.

Cavanagh discusses how Szymborska, in poetry, explores
the world from many points of view and resists
ideological pronouncements.

Lukowski, Jerzy, and Herbert Zawadzki, A Concise History of Poland, Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Lukowski and Zawadzki present a short history that
describes how Polish society developed under foreign
rule in the nineteenth century and how it was altered
by and responded to forty-five years of communism.


Milosz, Czeslaw, The History of Polish Literature, University of California Press, 1984.

Milosz's book is the standard text of Polish literary
history in English, covering the highlights of Polish
writing from its beginnings to the 1980s.

Rosslyn, Felicity, "Miraculously Normal: Wislawa Szymborska," in PN Review, May/June 1994, pp. 14-18.

This article considers what issues of importance
Szymborska might be exploring in her elegant, simple
verse and finds that...

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