Winter Night: Selected Poems of Attila József
In pure lyrics and longer elegiac poems this great Hungarian poet inscribed not only his own sad fate but that of millions in an Eastern Europe that only nominally “between the wars” during the ‘20s and 30s. Translator Bátki demonstrates how contemporary this work remains.
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Allen Ginsberg April 11 Aron Jozsef Attila Jozsef beast beautiful bell blue boxcar bread bright Budapest caress child cold constellations cool cries crumbling Danube dark dawn dead death dreams Dusk earth Eiffel Tower emerald Buddhas empty eyes factory field firewood flame flashing flies Flora freight girl goodnight little grass grief guano hands Hatvany head heavy Hexameters hide human Hungarian hurts a lot inside iron Jack Kerouac kill kiss knife last I understand light living look moon mother mouth mute Nyugat ocean once peace peasants poem poet poor puddle Pure Heart rags rain falls scream shadows shine silence singing sleep tight smile soft soul squat stand stares stars stirs straw is rustling summer swaying Szeged Tatar tears trees tugboat understand my father village warm watch Whimpers wind winter night words Yellow Grasses