The Colonnade of teeth : modern Hungarian poetry
|Format:||Print Book 1996|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
While Hungarian music enjoys a high international reputation, Hungarian poetry is known only through the work of a few outstanding representatives such as Attila József, Miklós Radnóti, Sándor Weöres, János Pilinszky and Ágnes Nemes Nagy. Yet it is precisely their poetry that Hungarians treasure most, arguing that the isolation of the language has resulted in neglect of its writers. This anthology aims to demonstrate the justice of this argument by presenting the work of the most important Hungarian poets of the 20th century, starting with the major figure of Lorinc Szabó, born in 1900. Some of the poets included, such as György Faludy and Victor Határ, have worked mostly in exile; others, for example Sándor Kányádi, are members of Hungarian minorities living outside Hungary's present borders. Those working in Hungary itself include the middle generation of Ottó Orbán and Zsusza Takács, and younger poets with international reputations such as György Petri, known for his sharp satires and ironic elegies, and Zsuzsa Rakovszky, with her passionate and closely observed poems of everyday life.
-- Translations into English.
|Publisher|| Newcastle upon Tyne : Chester Springs, Pa. :Bloodaxe ;1996
U.S. Distributor, Dufour Editions,
Szirtes, George, 1948-
Poetry Book Society.
"Poetry Book Society recommended translation"--Cover.
270 pages ; 22 cm
|ISBN||1852243317 (pbk) :