Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1995

The Longevity of Butchers

Stanislaw Baranczak, a prominent Polish poet, literary critic and scholar, as well as one of the most respected translators of English and Russian literatures into Polish, is the Jurzykowski Professor of Polish Literature at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Among his recent English- language publications are The Weight of the Body (1989), and Breathing under Water and Other East European Essays (1990). The following poem was originally published in Polish under the title "Dlugowiecznosc oprawcow," in his collection of poetry Widokowka z tego swiata (1988).

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