Eternal Monday: New & Selected Poems by Petri, György

Eternal Monday: New & Selected Poems

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Gy rgy Petri (1943-2000) belonged to the generation of Hungarian poets who grew up after the uprising of 1956. He made his name in the West as the most uncompromising and outrageous of his country's dissident authors. At home he was as often praised for his strangely disquieting love poetry, which is harsh, erotic and disenchanted. But all his poems are marked by his biting humour and bluntness of language. After the fall of Communism, Petri's wit and his natural anarchism were aimed at a wider range of public targets, yet his new poems also seem more private. Many are intellectual puzzles, sceptical about identity and the sureness of emotional attachments. The poetry written by Petri before the collapse of Hungary's Communist r gime was published by Bloodaxe in 1991 in Night Song of the Personal Shadow: Selected Poems, also translated by George G m ri and Clive Wilmer. Eternal Monday was a new selection, mostly written since 1989, with a Foreword by Elaine Feinstein, and was shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize.

Author: György Petri
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
Published: 09/30/1999
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.28lbs
Size: 8.52h x 5.48w x 0.27d
ISBN13: 9781852245047
ISBN10: 1852245042
BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | European | General

About the Author
Györgi Petri (1943-2000) was a leading Hungarian poet, writer, translator. He studied Hungarian literature and philosophy at Eötvös Loránd University. From 1975 to 1988 his works were banned; his poetry appeared only in samizdat and abroad. Between 1981 and 1989 he was editor of the samizdat newspaper Beszélő. After the regime change he became member of the editorial board of the cultural monthly Holmi. He was one of the founders of the Digital Literary Academy. Bloodaxe published two editions of his poetry translated by George Gömöri and Clive Wilmer, Night Song of the Personal Shadow: Selected Poems (1991) and Eternal Monday: New & Selected Poems (1999).