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Pillars of Magyar Poetry

Paul Sohar

This brief anthology covers six centuries and contains some of the most popular Hungarian poems in addition to many of the translator's favorites.


Among the large number of great Hungarian poets Sándor Petőfi (1823-1849) forever remains the personified symbol of poetry in Hungarian (Magyar) literary consciousness.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cervena Barva Press
  • Publish Date: Jan 19th, 2024
  • Pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.41in - 0.60lb
  • EAN: 9781950063864
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Sohar, Paul: - Paul Sohar (born 1936, in Hungary) found his way as a 1956 refugee to theUnited States where he continued his studies in philosophy and chemistry.The latter subject secured for him a day job in a research lab, but at night heimmersed himself in literature. After early retirement on disability, his sporadicpublications grew to an avalanche of poetry, prose, and translations. His ownpoetry has appeared in three books, one of them a prize winner WaywardOrchard (Wordrunner Press, 2011), and the latest being In Sun's Shadow(Ragged Sky Press, 2020). His nineteen volumes of translations have earnedhim four prizes, most recently the Balassi Literary Translation GrandPrize (2021, Budapest, Hungary). His writings and translations have appearedin hundreds of periodicals such as Agni, Kenyon Review, Rhino, Writers Journal, and others.
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