Books Like Astonishment by Wisława Szymborska | Suggesting Reading

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Poems New and Collected: 1957-1997 (1998) by Wislawa Szymborska is the definitive collection of Szymborska's poetry in English. It includes translations of 164 of her poems as well as her Nobel lecture of 1996.

The Book of Questions by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and translated by William O'Daly (1991) is a collection of 316 brief poems in the form of unanswerable questions, integrating the wonder of a child with the experiences of an adult.

New and Collected Poems: 1931-2001 (2001) celebrates the exceptional career of the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1980. Although Milosz's poetry is far more political than that of Szymborska, it is also known for its penetrating insight into fundamental human questions.

The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy (1997), by Robert Soloman, is an introductory text to philosophy that is comprehensive without being intimidating.

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