Answered By: Celita Ávila
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2015     Views: 86

Based on several searches in our databases there doesn't seem to be any criticism of this particular poem by Wislawa Szymborska. She received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996 and has written around 350 poems, definitely a small body of work. She writes in Polish and has only had works translated into English since she became a Nobel Laureate. Consequently she is not well known outside of Poland. 

What you will have to do is search in databases like JSTOR, Literature Resource Center, Literature Reference Center for other criticism about this poet and apply that to the ideas and subjects of this poem. 

You may also have better luck finding literary criticism online by using Google's Scholar,

Try searching for  Wislawa Szymborska "True Love"  

Comments (1)

  1. You will not find much on this particular poem. Instead, look in Literature Resource Center (search for her name only) to see what has been written about her OTHER poetry. Get an idea in general about her works and life. Here's a linkup and sample search in Literature Resource Center:
    by Celita DeArmond on Apr 14, 2014.

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