Before and After the Fall: New Poems

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"The poems in Before and After the Fall were written between 1985 and 1994, and have been translated by Len Roberts, a faithful translator of Csoori's work. Before and After the Fall is the first time these poems have appeared in English in a full-book format." Csoori's poems record what he calls "the chronic memory of violence," namely the horrors of World War II and the repressions of the ensuing forty-five-year Communist occupation. A number of Csoori's poems written after 1989, the year Communism collapsed in Hungary, cast a cold eye on
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"The poems in Before and After the Fall were written between 1985 and 1994, and have been translated by Len Roberts, a faithful translator of Csoori's work. Before and After the Fall is the first time these poems have appeared in English in a full-book format." Csoori's poems record what he calls "the chronic memory of violence," namely the horrors of World War II and the repressions of the ensuing forty-five-year Communist occupation. A number of Csoori's poems written after 1989, the year Communism collapsed in Hungary, cast a cold eye on Hungary as a struggling, free nation. Never reluctant to examine greed or hypocrisy, his poems address the complex social and political systems human beings create, advance, and, at times, corrupt. Csoori has always believed that the poet must speak for those who may not be able to speak for themselves.
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Sándor Csoóri, one of Hungary's most prominent and outspoken poets, is the author of sixteen books of poetry, six books of essays, two novels, and several film scripts. His poetry spans five decades, with his first book, The Bird Takes Wing, published in 1954 and his most recent book, Quiet Vertigo, appearing in 2001. In addition to being one of Hungary's most widely read writers, his work has been translated into every major European language, as well as Japanese and Chinese.
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Table of Contents

The day after Easter 17
Injured poem 18
My masters 19
There are only days 20
I will bear your slow purification 21
The time has come 22
Can you still hear it? 23
A night journey into Germany 24
I look back and don't see myself 26
Holy and wicked time 27
Returning home from the flight after the war 28
The nook was fine for me 29
Poets, my fellows 30
May the water keep vigil with me 31
Forest in the Matras 32
August evening 33
I'd have to go blind 34
I'd rather stay at home 36
Diary, early fall of 1982 37
It will remain my living memory 38
Late winter morning 39
In the summer, I can hear a clatter of hooves 40
I wanted to arrange 41
The missed roads 42
So you won't be a witness today either 43
Monuments of the world 44
In the grape dropped on the sidewalk 45
Among the ferns of Finland 46
You look at me like 48
Young nuns of Rome 49
As blue-flamed butterflies with the prodigal son 50
If you were God's relative 52
Courtyard at home, before autumn 53
Wandering in a former party office building 57
Sometimes I watch her 58
In filtered shade 59
The citizen of the garden 61
I rip a blade of grass in half 62
Etching of a small town 63
Sunday still life - with table, with knife 64
Where are my betters who fell behind? 66
Seasons at odds with themselves 67
Biographical fragment 68
February vision 70
Bicycle racers 71
If this were life 72
Godless summer 73
Widows danced 74
I, too, might have been 75
Morning awakening 76
January apparition 77
You are free, almost guiltily free 79
Metamorphosis in Stockholm 80
Remembering November, 1956 82
Flying above thirty thousand feet 84
After Easter, Easter once again 85
I can see their eyes 86
I don't deny it : my eyes are darker 87
The walnuts tremble 88
Dialogue in the mirror 90
Sulky ode to the Pompeii soldier 91
Elegy of speed 92
Slow down, finally! 94
Epilogue of the dead man 95
Slow, may rain 97
Again the sugarless, bitter tea 98
Bitter, pre-Whitsun song 100
Elegy of the eyes left without makeup 102
End-of-summer exhaustion 104
Not even poets 105
Everything I had 106
Is anything left? 107
The newspaper's rustling 108
Soul and water 109
Questions, to you 110
Denunciation 111
Late October night 112
To sleep, to sleep 114
Scarecrows on the hill 115
Still life in our pantry at home 116
Ringing in the ear 118
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