Zbigniew Herbert, a leading Polish poet, died in 1998. The Collected Poems: 1956–1998, edited and translated by Alissa Valles, will be published by Ecco in February. (January 2007)
August 11, 2010
“Writing,” wrote Zbigniew Herbert, “must teach men soberness: to be awake.” One of Poland’s greatest poets, Herbert (1924–1998) was also a prolific essayist, and with the publication of his Collected Prose this week we can take in the full range of his brisk, erudite work.