Modernity and History in Hungarian Poetry: A Conversation with Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Part 1


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Our guest on this episode is Zsuzsanna Ozsváth, whose new book of translations, The Golden Goblet: Selected Poems of Goethe (with Frederick Turner), will be released by Deep Vellum Publishing in 2019.
Invasions, and the formation of Hungarian national consciousness, from the Tatars to the Revolution of 1848 (2:00) — The multiethnic culture of Hungary after World War I (6:45) — preparing Light within the Shade: 800 Years of Hungarian Poetry (10:00) — The story of Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti (11:30) — Translating the greatest modern Hungarian poets — Radnóti, Attila József— and Goethe (13:30) — Reading the poem “Foamy Sky” (18:00) — Radnóti’s awareness of his imminent death (21:30)

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