Barren Harvest: Selected Poems

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White Pine Press, 2004 - Education - 109 pages
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Zajc, born in 1929, is one of Central Europe's most important poets and a founding father of post-World War II modernism. This is the first comprehensive volume of his work to appear in English and presents the entire creative arch of Zajc's vision from early poems to his mature work. Having been incarcerated in communist jails, Zajc's political resistance to the dictatorial regime gives his work an urgency that propels the reader into a vertigo of sinister and evil. His poems speak of the profound solitude that is the destiny of contemporary man, using the vocabulary of the natural world and of bodily sensations to illuminate both the mortal and lethal aspects of the human condition.

 

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"Fearlessly you step outside/ and you occupy a body which obeys you/ such is your body/ as if it would never abandon you/ never betray you." This is the sound of a leading voice in contemporary ... Read full review

Contents

Burnt Grass 1958
14
Lump or Ashes
39
Hours
55
Rain
65
Milt
75
Down Down 1998
77
The White Weasel
81
The Girl ana the Beast
88
Witli What Mouth
100
The Author
107
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