Nonrequired Reading

" As readers of her poems would expect, the short prose pieces collected here are anything but ordinary.

Nonrequired Reading

Wislawa Szymborska's poems are admired around the world, and her unsparing vision, tireless wit, and deep sense of humanity are cherished by countless readers. Unknown to most of them, however, Szymborska also worked for several decades as a columnist, reviewing a wide variety of books under the unassuming title "Nonrequired Reading." As readers of her poems would expect, the short prose pieces collected here are anything but ordinary. Reflecting the author's own eclectic tastes and interests, the pretexts for these ruminations range from books on wallpapering, cooking, gardening, and yoga, to more lofty volumes on opera and world literature. Unpretentious yet incisive, these charming pieces are on a par with Szymborska's finest lyrics, tackling the same large and small questions with a wonderful curiosity.

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Nonrequired Reading
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Szymborska, Wislawa
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-10 - Publisher: HarperCollins

Wislawa Szymborska's poems are admired around the world, and her unsparing vision, tireless wit, and deep sense of humanity are cherished by countless readers. Unknown to most of them, however, Szymborska also worked for several decades as a columnist, reviewing a wide variety of books under the unassuming title "Nonrequired
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Dave Eggers, Zadie Smith
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The "fresh anthology of hip American writings" (Forth Worth Morning Star-Telegram) returns this year with a spectacular array of fiction, nonfiction, and humor, drawn from traditional and alternative magazines by Dave Eggers.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011
Language: en
Pages: 498
Authors: Dave Eggers, Guillermo del Toro
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Adam Johnson, 826 National
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning "The Orphan Master s Son, " works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year s best newfiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up. "
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
Language: en
Pages: 412
Authors: Dave Eggers, Scott Cohen, EM-J Staples
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals published in 2011, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.