Reprints the texts of two collections of translations of poems of George Faludy, Hungary’s leading poet.
The collections are East and West (1978) and Learn This Poem of Mine by Heart (1983). In all, there are 114 poems translated from the Hungarian into the English by 15 writers: John Robert Colombo, David Donnell, R.G. Everson, Andrew Faludy, Eric Johnson, George Jonas, Arthur Koestler, Dennis Lee, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Kathleen Szasz, Robin Skelton, Raymond Souster, Fraser Sutherland, Stephen Vizinczey, J. Michael Yates.
In addition there is a sketch of the poet by Don Evans (Isaac Bickerstaff) and a medallic image executed by Dora de Pédery Hunt, as well as appreciations by humorist George Mikes and columnist Barbara Amiel. The present volume adds the texts of a letter addressed to the poet from David Miller, Mayor of Toronto, and a tribute delivered in Budapest by Grace Westcott, co chair of Toronto’s Legacy Project, which is dedicating a park to honour the poet.
C&C / BSDB, Trade Paperback, 240p.
ISBN 1 55246728 X @ $30.00
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