An Anti-Review of Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems by Tadeusz Różewicz

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  1. vazambam
    vazambam September 6, 2011 at 6:13 pm .

    A fine example of an informative, down-to-earth review that respects the reader’s intelligence and reminds us that the writer has a highly developed one as well–thanks!

  2. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett September 6, 2011 at 2:27 am .

    I also like Rosewicz&#39;s poetry. I first read him in a translation published back in the &#39;70&#39;s, <i>&quot;The Survivor&quot; and Other Poems</i> (translated by Maguire and Krynski, published by Princeton U. Press), which included the original Polish. I don&#39;t know Polish, though can sometimes puzzle through a little of an unfamiliar language if there&#39;s a good translation to

  3. Anonymous
    Anonymous September 5, 2011 at 11:13 pm .

    hey man !!! y&#39;aint gonna believe this but is true..<br /><br />distant cousins of my mother from Krakow Phil and Kate Krupin<br /><br />well Phil&#39;s dad (or grand-dad had a grocery store..<br />and the street that it was on was named after them :<br /> KRUPINICZA (as in the poem.<br />I haven&#39;t heard that name for many years..<br /><br />I recall this because my great grand

  4. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato September 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm .

    I hear you!<br /><br />It takes me days, &amp; in spurts mostly, to offer an intelligent critique of a single book of poetry. And even then I find myself asking if I was really qualified enough for the job in the first place.<br /><br />I think you&#39;ve proven to me, again, that only Americans can review Americans (whether poets or critics). There&#39;s an insightfulness there, a fascination

  5. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison September 5, 2011 at 9:54 pm .

    I appreciate that, Conrad. I don&#39;t mind people who don&#39;t share my tastes—really I don&#39;t!—but when they twist words and contexts to suit their prejudice, I can&#39;t stomach it. A couple of years back I <a href="http://perpetualbird.blogspot.com/2009/02/poetic-cleansing.html&quot; rel="nofollow">posted a piece</a> about Ron Silliman&#39;s sneak-attack on Denise Levertov in Jacket. I can&#39

  6. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato September 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm .

    Masterful writing and criticism, Joseph.<br /><br />I&#39;d hate to find myself ever in Mr. Kurp&#39;s shoes.

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