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The Iron-Blue Vault: Selected Poems - Jˇzsef, Attila, and Ozsvßth, Zsusanna (Translated by), and Turner, Frederick (Translated by)
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Attila J???zsef is Hungary's greatest modern poet. His extraordinary poetry is exhilarating in its power, transcending the scars of a difficult life. Born into poverty in 1905, deserted by his father and put out to fostering, J???zsef had a brutalised childhood, and tried to poison himself at the age of nine. Mostly self-educated, he was prosecuted at 18 for blasphemy in a poem, and expelled from university a year later for With a Pure Heart, a now celebrated poem which spoke for a whole generation. He is a genuine ...

The Iron-Blue Vault: Selected Poems 1999, Bloodaxe Books

ISBN-13: 9781852245030

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