Archive for March 31st, 2011

April is online – meet György Faludy

March 31, 2011

We’re online before the end of the month this time, because your editor will be heading off for a short seaside holiday on the first of April.

The cover portraits are of  Rimbaud and Faludy. I suspect that the former is the more familiar to most Anglophone poetry readers, but Faludy really is a man worth knowing.

One of the features of Snakeskin over the past few years that I’m most pleased with is the series of translations from the Hungarian by Thomas Land, introducing poets unknown to most of us. Of these, faludy must be a star turn. I have recently been reading  the translation of  his 1962 autobiography, My Happy Days in Hell, published in Penguin Modern Classics, and thoroughly deserving its place there.

My Happy Days in Hell

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