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Aleksander Wat

life and art of an iconoclast

by Tomas Venclova

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wat, Aleksander.,
  • Authors, Polish -- 20th century -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-359) and index.

    StatementTomas Venclova.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPG7158.W282 V46 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 369 p. ;
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL804669M
    ISBN 100300064063
    LC Control Number95041197

    Aleksander Wat was a poet, and My Century is a work of art -- a rare thing for a book that is basically a sequence of reflections. And yet this text distinctly demands active reading. And yet this text distinctly demands active reading. Proust in Lubyanka. Aleksander Wat. December 8, Issue. But everything in that book that was not poetry, that did not have poetry’s energy and movement, was just costume drama. Swann’s Way did not emerge diminished from that reading. Quite the contrary, I was more charmed than ever by the power of its energy, its beauty of movement.

      Dejeuner sur l'herbe / Tu Fu -- And with March a decade in Bolinas / Joanne Kyger -- A joke / Aleksander Wat -- The philosophers: Lao-tzu; Golden bells; [and] After getting drunk, becoming sober in the night / Po Chü-I -- Of his life / Wayne Dodd -- Wine / Raymond Carver -- Depiction of childhood / Franz Wright -- Teaching the ape to write Pages: Since the reader is likely to be unfamiliar with many of the personages mentioned, a biographical glossary is provided in the back of the book. Aleksander Wat was a nonobservant Jew. Wat’s father had been a Hasid and Cabalist [Kabbalist]. However, he did not inculcate this in his children.

      Aleksander Wat was a poet, and ''My Century'' is a work of art - a rare thing for a book that is basically a sequence of reflections. And yet this text distinctly demands active reading. Tomas Venclova, Professor of Russian and East European literatures at Yale, has written a brilliant biography and analysis of Aleksander Wat and his work. The story hums with insight and color. It is a tour de force that reveals Wat as a pivotal cultural figure in the twentieth century.


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