Before and after the fall: new poems

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BOA Editions, Ltd., Jun 1, 2004 - Education - 123 pages
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These poems record what Sandor Csoori calls "the chronic memory of violence," namely the horrors of World War II and the ensuing Communist occupation of Hungary. Several poems written after Communism collapsed cast a cold eye on the state of a free Hungary. Imbued with deft surrealistic strokes, Csoori creates a stunningly symbolic and visionary voice that is unique in contemporary world poetry.

Sandor Csoori, one of Hungary's most prominent and outspoken poets, is the author of 16 books of poetry, six books of essays, two novels, and several film scripts.

Len Roberts is the translator of two chapbooks and one previous full length volume of Sandor Csoori's poetry, as well as eight books of his own poetry.

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Contents

Introduction
9
The Day After Easter
17
Can You Still Hear It?
23
Copyright

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Sándor Csoóri, one of Hungary's most prominent and outspoken poets, is the author of sixteen books of poetry, six books of essays, two novels, and several film scripts. His poetry spans five decades, with his first book, The Bird Takes Wing, published in 1954 and his most recent book, Quiet Vertigo, appearing in 2001. In addition to being one of Hungary's most widely read writers, his work has been translated into every major European language, as well as Japanese and Chinese. Len Roberts is the translator of two chapbooks and one previous full-length volume of Sándor Csoóri's poetry, as well as the author of eight books of his own poetry. The Silent Singer: New and Selected Poems (University of Illinois Press, 2001), is his most recent book. He has received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his translation work, and selection of his fourth book of poems, Black Wings, for the National Poetry Series

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