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Final Matters: Selected Poems, 2004-2010 (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation #130) (Paperback)

Final Matters: Selected Poems, 2004-2010 (Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation #130) By Szilárd Borbély, Ottilie Mulzet (Translator) Cover Image
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An award-winning translator presents selections from the haunting final volumes of a leading voice in contemporary Hungarian poetry

Szil rd Borb ly, one of the most celebrated writers to emerge from post-Communist Hungary, received numerous literary awards in his native country. In this volume, acclaimed translator Ottilie Mulzet reveals the full range and force of Borb ly's verse by bringing together generous selections from his last two books, Final Matters and To the Body. The original Hungarian text is set on pages facing the English translations, and the book also features an afterword by Mulzet that places the poems in literary, historical, and biographical context.

Restless, curious, learned, and alert, Borb ly weaves into his work an unlikely mix of Hungarian folk songs, Christian and Jewish hymns, classical myths, police reports, and unsettling accounts of abortions. In her afterword, Mulzet calls this collection "a blasphemous and fragmentary prayer book ... that challenges us to rethink the boundaries of victimhood, culpability, and our own religious and cultural definitions."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780691182438
ISBN-10: 0691182434
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation