Light within the Shade: Eight Hundred Years of Hungarian Poetry
Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, Frederick Turner
Syracuse University Press, Jul 2, 2014 - Poetry - 312 pages
The pure verbal energy characterizing Hungarian poetry may be regarded as one of the most striking components of Hungarian culture. More than 800 years ago, under the inspiration of classical and medieval Latin poetry, Hungarian poets began to craft a rich chain of poetic designs, much of it in response to the country’s cataclysmic history. With precision, depth, and great intensity, these verses give accounts of their authors’ vision of themselves as participants in history and their most personal experience in the world.