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Censored Poems

Censored Poems( )
Author: Sorescu, Marin
Translator: Williams, John Hartley
Ottschofski, Hilde
Publication Date:Jul 2001
Publisher:Bloodaxe Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $18.95
Book Description:

Romania's comic genius Marin Sorescu was so popular during the worst of the Ceausescu years that his readings had to be held in football stadiums, and his books sold hundreds of thousands of copies. While his witty, ironic parables were not directly critical of the regime, Romanians used to a culture of double-speak could read other meanings in his playful mockery of the human condition. All this time, however, he was also writing the 'secret poems' he did not dare publish then because...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.382 x 8.424 x 0.351 Inches
Book Weight:0.022 Pounds
Author Biography
Sorescu, Marin (Author)
John Hartley Williams was born in Cheadle, Cheshire, England on February 7, 1942. He received a degree in English literature from Nottingham University. He taught English in France and then became an English lecturer at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia followed by the University of Cameroon. He received an MPhil from London University. In 1976, he was appointed to a lectureship at the Free University of Berlin.

His first collection of poetry, Hidden Identities, was published in 1982. His other poetry collections include Bright River Yonder, Canada, and The Golden Age of Smoking. He wrote several books including Ignoble Sentiments, and Death Comes for the Poets and Writing Poetry and Getting Published with Matthew Sweeney. He also wrote pamphlets including A Poetry Inferno and works of translation including Marin Sorescu's Censored Poems and Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry from Bosnia. He died from cancer on May 3, 2014 at the age of 72.


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