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Archipelago Books, December 2011

by Cyprian Kamil Norwid

One of the greatest world poets of the nineteenth century. – Roman Jakobson

…flows on to the page with a melodic rush, demonstrating Borchardt’s mastery of rhyme – Arts Fuse

Revered as one of Poland’s greatest talents, Cyprian Norwid (1821-83) wrote poems of daring ingenuity. In this collection, we can see how Norwid weaves multiple plot lines, posing a critique of the greed of London society, while describing his travels, the development of a friendship with the composer Chopin, and coping with loss. Translated by Danuta Borchardt, winner of the 2010 Found in Translation Award, this collection of Norwid’s poetry is a work of outstanding insight and creativity that is not to be missed.

Tr. Danuta Borchardt. Archipelago Books, 2011. ISBN 978-I-935744-07-8