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Rozycki, Tomasz (Poet); Zagajewski, Adam (Contributor) & Rosenthal, Mira (translator). THE FORGOTTEN KEYS: SELECTED POETRY OF TOMASZ ROZYCKI. Brookline, MA: Zephyr Press, 2007. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 112 pages. As New.

The poet's first collection to be translated into English. Now considered one of the finest living Polish poets, the book represents his long-overdue introduction to English-language readers. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. Presents Tomasz Rozycki's debut collection of poems in English (the originals are reproduced en face), selected by the poet and translator from his five collections: "Vaterland" (1997), "Anima" (1999), "Country Cottage" (2001), "World and Anti-World" (2003), and "The Colonies" (2006). They appear with a brilliant Introductory Essay by Adam Zagajewski, the greatest living Polish poet after Wislawa Szymborska. "Introduces readers to a contemporary Polish poet who expands on the historicism of Czeslaw Milosz and Zbigniew Herbert. Rozycki explores both personal and collective memory in hypnotic and fiercely exacting poems" (Publisher's blurb). "I never sentenced anyone/ without reason, except for public enemies: / deserters, poets, profiteers, traitors" (Tomasz Rozycki). A "must-have" title for Tomasz Rozycki and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated in black pen on the title page by the author: "Tomasz Rozycki NYC, 28.03.2011". This is the only such signed copy of the true First Edition (complete number line ending with the indication, "first printing 2007" on the Copyright Page) available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest living poets. A flawless copy. . ISBN 0939010941. $40.00

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