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The desert of love : selected poems

Author: János Pilinszky; János Csokits; Ted Hughes; Ágnes Nemes Nagy
Publisher: London : Anvil Press Poetry, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : Rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats

Janos Pilinszky (1921-1981) was a unique and compelling voice among the generation of European poets whose work bore first-hand witness to the horrors of war. This title presents a selection of his  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pilinszky, János.
Desert of love.
London : Anvil Press Poetry, 1989
Named Person: János Pilinszky; János Pilinszky
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: János Pilinszky; János Csokits; Ted Hughes; Ágnes Nemes Nagy
ISBN: 0856461776 9780856461774 0856461784 9780856461781
OCLC Number: 24430442
Language Note: Translated from Hungarian.
Notes: Revised edition of: Selected poems. Manchester, England : Carcanet New Press, 1976.
Description: 78 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: János Pilinszky ; translated by János Csokits and Ted Hughes ; introduced by Ted Hughes ; with a memoir by Ágnes Nemes Nagy.


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the best book in the world ever

by maiamaia (WorldCat user published 2013-06-12) Excellent Permalink

I love this kind of poetry, and this is the most perfect, i think because it through the fire of two forges, first a great poet's and then the translators'. The images and feeling are both passionately intense and formally perfect. They are clear like paintings, very simple - the wall, the child lusted...
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