Books by Zbigniew Herbert

THE KING OF THE ANTS by Zbigniew Herbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 1999

"Endymion" (interpreted as a love affair that challenges class boundaries) and "Securitas" (which deftly dramatizes the Roman Empire's paranoia) are also stand-outs in an odd little book that's simultaneously flimsy and fetchingly urbane."
Eleven retellings of classical and biblical stories, selected The King Of The Ants ($22.00; Feb. 18; 96 pp.; 0-88001-618-3): Eleven retellings of classical and biblical stories, selected from volumes published previously by the great Polish poet and essayist (1924—98) whose fondness for both quaint and curious lore and hybrid literary forms links him with the late Jorge Luis Borges. Read full book review >