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The Odes of Casimire, Translated by G. Hils   By: (1595-1640)

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The Odes of Casimire, Translated by G. Hils by Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski is a fascinating collection of poetry that showcases the genius and talent of the acclaimed Polish Renaissance poet. Through this translation by G. Hils, readers are introduced to Sarbiewski's distinctive style and the rich cultural heritage of Poland.

One of the most striking aspects of this collection is Sarbiewski's command over language and his ability to create vivid and evocative imagery. Each ode is crafted with precision and eloquence, capturing the essence of complex emotions and experiences. From the exploration of themes like love, nature, and the passage of time, Sarbiewski's words resonate with depth and beauty.

The translator, G. Hils, has done an exceptional job in capturing the essence of Sarbiewski's poetry while making it accessible to modern readers. The translation maintains the integrity of the original work, conveying the poetic nuances and subtle meanings effectively. Hils' translation allows readers to appreciate the depth and complexity of Sarbiewski's thoughts, making this collection a valuable addition to any poetry lover's shelf.

In addition to the beautiful language and imagery, Sarbiewski's odes also provide a unique glimpse into Polish history and culture. The poems touch upon various aspects of Polish society, religion, and politics during the Renaissance period. This adds an extra layer of meaning and context to the poems, making them not only aesthetically pleasing but also historically significant.

While reading this collection, it becomes evident why Sarbiewski is considered one of the most influential poets in Polish literature. His ability to seamlessly blend classical forms and themes with his own unique style creates a distinctive poetic voice that is both innovative and timeless. The Odes of Casimire allows readers to delve into the mind of a poet who was ahead of his time and whose work continues to inspire and captivate.

In conclusion, The Odes of Casimire, Translated by G. Hils by Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski is a captivating collection of poetry that showcases the mastery of an acclaimed Polish Renaissance poet. Sarbiewski's exquisite language, insightful themes, and G. Hils' skillful translation make this collection a must-read for both poetry enthusiasts and those interested in Polish literature and history. This book is a testament to the power of poetry to transcend time and language, leaving a lasting imprint on the hearts and minds of its readers.

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The Augustan Reprint Society


The Odes of Casimire, Translated by G. Hils


With an Introduction by Maren Sofie Roestvig

Publication Number 44

Los Angeles William Andrews Clark Memorial Library University of California 1953


RICHARD C. BOYS, University of Michigan RALPH COHEN, University of California, Los Angeles VINTON A. DEARING, University of California, Los Angeles LAWRENCE CLARK POWELL, Clark Memorial Library


W. EARL BRITTON, University of Michigan


EMMETT L. AVERY, State College of Washington BENJAMIN BOYCE, Duke University LOUIS BREDVOLD, University of Michigan JOHN BUTT, King's College, University of Durham JAMES L. CLIFFORD, Columbia University ARTHUR FRIEDMAN, University of Chicago EDWARD NILES HOOKER, University of California, Los Angeles LOUIS A. LANDA, Princeton University SAMUEL H. MONK, University of Minnesota ERNEST C. MOSSNER, University of Texas JAMES SUTHERLAND, University College, London H. T. SWEDENBERG, JR., University of California, Los Angeles


EDNA C. DAVIS, Clark Memorial Library


Mathias Casimire Sarbiewski (1595 1640) vas a Polish Jesuit whose neo Latin Horatian odes and Biblical paraphrases gained immediate European acclaim upon their first publication in 1625 and 1628... Continue reading book >>

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