Selected Poems, 1976-1996

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This collection, selected by George Szirtes himself from a period of at least twenty years, has been culled from all seven of his published poetry books, several of which are now unavailable. His three major sequences of poems, "The Photographer in Winter," "Metro," and a slightly revised "Transylvana," are included in full. Szirtes has built a reputation not only as an energetic, generous, and skillfull translator from Hungarian, but above all as a brilliant and austere poet in his own right. He wields English ...
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This collection, selected by George Szirtes himself from a period of at least twenty years, has been culled from all seven of his published poetry books, several of which are now unavailable. His three major sequences of poems, "The Photographer in Winter," "Metro," and a slightly revised "Transylvana," are included in full. Szirtes has built a reputation not only as an energetic, generous, and skillfull translator from Hungarian, but above all as a brilliant and austere poet in his own right. He wields English with the particular skill, strangeness, and originality of one who mediates between the tone of his forebears and the voice he has acquired since childhood, when his family moved to England at the time of the Hungarian uprising.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780192832238
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/15/1996
  • Series: Oxford Poets Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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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 Life.

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Table of Contents

The Drowned Girl 1
In Memoriam Busby Berkeley 3
At the Circus 3
Two Men in a Boat 4
Dwellings 5
At the Dressing Table Mirror 6
The Slant Door 7
Bones 8
The Fish 8
Background Noises 9
In Suspense 9
The Car 10
The Silver Tree 11
The Outhouse 12
The Dead Mouse 12
The Shared Bath 13
Concert 13
Of Grass 14
A Girl Visits Rembrandt's House 14
The Girls 15
North Wembley 15
Daddy-Long-Legs 16
The Museum 17
May Wind 17
Against Dullness 18
Lilac, Laylock 19
An Old Woman Walks Home 20
Morning in the Square 20
Porch 21
The End of Captain Haddock 21
The Moving Floor 22
The Design of Windows 22
The Impotence of Chimneys 23
Turn Again 23
As I Was Going Up the Stair 24
Flemish Rain 25
Goya's Chamber of Horrors 26
Skeleton Crew 28
Short Wave 29
In the Cabbage Grove 31
The Photographer in Winter 32
The Buttonmaker's Tale 40
The Swimmers 41
The Courtyards 44
North China 48
Ghost Train 49
Windows, Shadows 50
The Green Mare's Advice to the Cows 51
Meeting, 1944 54
The Child I Never Was 55
A Small Girl Swinging 56
Grandfather in Green 57
The Lukacs Baths 58
Metro 59
A Soldier 80
Border Crossing 80
A Greek Musee 81
A Domestic Faust 82
The Flies 83
A Woman with a Rug 84
In a Strong Light 86
Bridge Passage 87
Street Entertainment 88
National Anthem 89
In Memoriam Sandor Weores 90
The Lost Money 92
Losing 94
Night Ferry 94
English Words 95
Bodies 96
Miss Pickering 97
A Picture of My Parents with their First Television 98
Chinese White 99
Two Rondeaux 100
For Andre Kertesz: Accordionist 101
Hortus Conclusus 101
Passenger 102
The Big Sleep 103
At Table, 1964 104
Transylvana 105
Voluptuousness 114
Inuit 115
The Word 'You' 116
Soil 117
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