Selected Poems, 1976-96

Selected Poems, 1976-96

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This Selected Poems , made by the poet himself, from a period of at least twenty years, includes poems from all seven of George Szirtes' published poetry books, several of which are now unavailable. His three major sequences, 'The Photographer in Winter', 'Metro', and a slightly revised 'Transylvana', are included in full. Szirtes has built up a reputation as an energetic and skilful translator from Hungarian, including the poems of Zsuzsa Rakovszky for OUP (1994). He is a brilliant, austere poet in his own right, wielding English with the particular skill, strangeness, and originality of a poet who has made the language his own from the time he came to England as a child. Lachlan McKinnan once described him as a 'sad, funny, humane aesthete' and this remains a true description. This book is intended for poetry more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 12.7mm | 170g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192832239
  • 9780192832238

About George Szirtes

About the Author: George Szirtes, Senior Lecturer in Poetry at Norwich School of Art & Design and author of many collections of poetry, is the 1995 recipient of the European Poetry Translation Prize for his translation of Zsuszsa Rabovszky's New more