Articles written by: Benjamin Paloff

Benjamin Paloff

Benjamin Paloff teaches Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. He is the author of The Politics, published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2011.

The Passion of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
2014 Vol. 6 No. 3 — Fall-Winter / Books / Commentary

The Passion of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński

Compared to Keats, Marcel Proust, and even to “Bob Dylan, William Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda and James Dean rolled into one,” Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński was passionate, erotic, heroic, idealistic and incomparably prolific. His life and his art were one, his death made him legend.

Quo Vadis, Wisława?
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 — Spring / Features

Quo Vadis, Wisława?

Where is Szymborska going?

Benjamin Paloff suggests that she is, in fact, staying; she has a lasting place in our literature, her poems have that special quality that enables them to unfold into variations of themselves.