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Astonishments: Selected Poems of Anna Kamienska - paperback edition, Anna Kamienska

Author:    Anna Kamienska

Title:   Astonishments: Selected Poems of Anna Kamienska - paperback edition

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Paraclete Press April 2008

ISBN Number:    1557255997 / 9781557255990

Seller ID:   93285

Kamienska came of age during the horrors of the Nazi occupation of Poland and lived under Communism. These experiences, as well as the sudden death of her husband, led her to engagement with the Bible and the great religious thinkers of the 20th century.
Her poems record the struggles of a rational mind with religious faith, addressing loneliness and uncertainty in a remarkably direct, unsentimental manner. Her spiritual quest has resulted in extraordinary poems on Job, other biblical personalities, and victims of the Holocaust. Other poems explore the meaning of loss, grief, and human life. Still, her poetry expresses a fundamentally religious sense of gratitude for her own existence and that of other human beings, as well as for myriad creatures, such as hedgehogs, birds and "young leaves willing to open up to the sun."

Price = 20.00 USD



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