Wisława Szymborska

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About Wisława Szymborska
Wisława Szymborska (Polish pronunciation: vʲisˈwava ʂɨmˈbɔrska, born July 2, 1923 in Kórnik, Poland) is a Polish poet, essayist and translator. She was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. In Poland, her books reach sales rivaling prominent prose authors—although she once remarked in a poem entitled "Some like poetry" that no more than two out of a thousand people care for the art.Szymborska frequently employs literary devices such as irony, paradox, contradiction, and understatement, to illuminate philosophical themes and obsessions. Szymborska's compact poems often conjure large existential puzzles, touching on issues of ethical import, and reflecting on the condition of people both as individuals and as members of human society. Szymborska's style is succinct and marked by introspection and wit. Szymborska's reputation rests on a relatively small body of work: she has not published more than 250 poems to date. She is often described as modest to the point of shyness. She has long been cherished by Polish literary contemporaries (including Czesław Miłosz) and her poetry has been set to music by Zbigniew Preisner. Szymborska became better known internationally after she was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize. Szymborska's work has been translated into many European languages, as well as into Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese and Chinese.

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53. Orhan Pamuk 9119
54. Paulo Coelho 8818
55. Atilla İlhan 8205
56. Jane Austen 8091
57. Wisława Szymborska 8037
58. Mohammad Arifi 7178
59. Ivan Franko 6298
60. Ali Shariati 6108
61. Mesa Selimovic 6101

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