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These 33 selected love poems (plus three self-contained poems as a bonus)?translated by Marian Polak-Chlabicz, in original-language versions and translations set side by side, with eight very impressive drawings by Janusz Skowron, renowned artist from New York?constitute a unique book whose author Boleslaw Lesmian is regarded as the greatest Polish poet by many literary scholars?as the one who reached the highest verbal artistry in his mother-tongue verse. His masterpieces are virtually unknown outside Poland because of the lack of translations (especially into non-Slavic languages). His extremely idiosyncratic poetic diction full of neologisms, and strict metrical versification have made his poetry ?untranslatable? until now. Marian Polak-Chlabicz, a literary translator and poet himself, dared to do that which had been considered undoable. Not only has he conveyed the Lesmianian-ness of the original; he has created beautiful poems in English. Here are a few quotes about the author and the translator: - ?Lesmian?s erotics are among the finest ever written. [...] No one has expressed love so powerfully, and yet so simply.??Rochelle Stone, Ph.D., scholar in Slavic studies, author of ?Boleslaw Lesmian: The Poet and His Poetry? - ?Lesmian presented his world in images full of dazzling charm. He added new and brilliant colors to the palette of Polish ballad. In the firmament of Polish poetry he is the star of enchanting beauty.??Leopold Staff (1878?1957), outstanding Polish poet -?Marian Polak-Chlabicz has carried out this self-imposed task remarkably well. Magnificently. Not only has he managed to retain Lesmian?s schemes of rhythm, rhyme, and caesura, but above all else, he has also succeeded brilliantly in rendering the poet?s neologisms constituting a vocabulary that is so idiosyncratic and complex, and yet so simple.? ?Czes?aw Karkowski, Ph.D., scholar, journalist, translator, author of several books, numerous articles and essays
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