Bloodaxe Poetry Introductions 2: Enzenberger, Holub, Sorescu, Transtromer


An anthology with substantial selections from the whole range of each writer's poetry, as well as intriguing background material.
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An anthology with substantial selections from the whole range of each writer's poetry, as well as intriguing background material.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852247393
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books
  • Publication date: 11/24/2006
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Enzensberger : the caged poet 10
In conversation with Hans Magnus Enzensberger 13
The end of owls 16
For the grave of a peace-loving man 17
Middle class blues 17
Concert of wishes 18
The reprieve 19
Vending machine 20
Clothes 20
Visiting Ingres 21
Old revolution 22
Humble-bee, bumble-bee 23
Presumption of innocence 24
Optimistic little poem 25
Explaining the declaration 25
World market 26
Poor Cassandra 26
Of his own free will 27
Should the occasion arise 28
Miroslav Holub
From Two interviews with Miroslav Holub 33
In the microscope 41
The corporal who killed Archimedes 41
Five minutes after the air raid 42
The fly 42
Polonius 43
A helping hand 44
The door 45
What the heart is like 46
The end of the world 47
A boy's head 47
The Prague of Jan Palach 48
Brief reflection on accuracy 49
Conversation with a poet 50
A lecture on arthropods 50
Half a hedgehog 51
The dead 52
Distant howling 53
At last 53
Marin Sorescu
Four perspectives on Sorescu 55
'With a green scarf' 61
Superstition 62
Pond 62
Adam 63
Friends 64
The thieves 65
Heritage 66
Precautions 67
The tear 67
The sentence 68
Competition 68
Impressions 69
House under surveillance 70
Here 70
The martyrs 71
The impaler speaks 71
The arrow 72
A ladder to the sky 72
Pure pain 73
Prayer of the heart 74
'I am reminded of all our dogs' 74
Tomas Transtromer
The movement of Transtromer's poetry 77
Response to Uj Iras 79
Neustadt Laureate's words of acceptance 79
Exorcism 79
Prelude 83
Secrets on the way 83
Tracks 84
The journey's formulae 84
Allegro 85
The half-finished heaven 86
Nocturne 86
Winter's formulae 87
Alone 88
Sketch in October 90
Looking through the ground 90
From Baltics 91
From March 1979 92
Fire-jottings 93
Dream seminar 93
Leaflet 94
April and silence 95
A page of the night-book 95
Silence 96
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