What You Have Almost Forgotten: Selected Poems

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Curbstone Press, 1999 - Poetry - 127 pages
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Gyula Illyes, one of Hungary's greatest poets of the twentieth century, died in 1983 a few months after his eightieth birthday. Throughout his life he drew inspiration, as did Bela Bartok in music, from his Hungarian roots. Like Robert Frost in New England and Robert Burns in Scotland, Illyes came from the common people. He gave the land a voice both in his poetry and in his memoir of peasant life, People of the Puszta, the translation of which into many languages brought him world renown.

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Contents

Introduction
9
what You Have Almost Forgotten Szerelem
25
Siblings Testv6rek
31
The Wonder Castle Kacsalbon forgd var
38
Fatherland in the Heights Haza a magasban
45
Horror Iszonyat
51
Do You Remember Emldkszel
57
On Seeing the Reformation Monument Geneva
64
A Sentence for Tyranny Egy mondat a zsamoksagrol
70
Bartok
77
Charons Boat Khron ladikja
83
Copyright

About the author (1999)

Author of more than fifty books of poetry, children's verse, literary criticism, translation, and memoirs, and editor of several influential anthologies, William Jay Smith served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a position now called Poet Laureate) from 1968 to 1970. His memoir, Army Brat, was praised by Eudora Welty and Ralph Ellison, among many others, and his translations have won awards from the French Academy, the Swedish Academy, and the Hungarian government. Two of his thirteen collections of poetry were final contenders for the National Book Award. Professor Emeritus of English at Hollins University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he divides his time between Cummington, Massachusetts, and Paris.

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