Review of Różewicz’s Mother Departs on A Discount Ticket to Everywhere

‘a quite remarkable memoir of a family, of Poland in the twentieth century and of life, and death.’ A Discount Ticket to Everywhere


More praise for Tadeusz Różewicz’s Mother Departs

Winner of the 2000 Nike Prize, Poland’s most prestigious literary award

‘One of the great European poets of the twentieth century’ Seamus Heaney

‘Tadeusz Różewicz is a great anti-poet whose poems have the clipped, intense feel of phrases exchanged in wartime. He sends messages from underground that are like jammed radio signals. Though he would not agree, he has succeeded in writing poetry after Auschwitz.’ Tom Paulin

‘The last living truly great Polish poet’ James Hopkin, The Guardian


Read Basia Bogoczek’s reflections on translating Mother Departs.

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