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Synopsis: Miroslav Holub was hailed as a major figure in East European literature and praised for a sensibility, permeated by scientific thought, that bridged dangerous gaps and specious divisions in human knowledge. This collection's ten-page title poem, Holub's longest, is among the major long poems of the second half-century. The theater pieces and the puppet sequence, filtering social and psychological issues through the lens of playhouse and fairytale, are brilliant literary experiments. This volume, appearing here for the first time in any language, marked a milestone in the development of one of the great European masters.
Miroslav Holub (1923-98) was one of Czechoslovakia's most original and prolific poets, and also a world-famous immunologist with more than 150 published scientific papers to his credit.
Title: Interferon, or On Theater
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Book Description Field Translations Series, Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.A., 1982. Cloth. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. An as new copy of book and dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 24126
Book Description Oberlin College, 1982. Hardcover. Condition: Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Light rubbing and scratching to dust jacket. 1/2 inch closed tear to top edge of front panel of jacket. ; Collection of poems by Miroslav Holub. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 158 pp. Seller Inventory # 36157
Book Description Field Translation Series/Oberlin College, 1982. hardcover. Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st edition. Oberlin. 1982. . Field Translation Series/Oberlin College. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. ISBN:0932440126. Translated from the Czech by David Young & Dana Habova. . 158 pages. hardcover. . Cover design by Stephen J. Farkas Jr. from a Miro painting. FROM THE PUBLISHER - What Europe’s populations have had to endure in this century, as David Young’s Introduction notes, ‘has inevitably shaped their literature by forcing it to a crisis of identity and function: in a world of war, of holocaust, of political oppression, what value does language have? What sense can literature make? How can art apply to, let alone enhance, life? Finding answers to these difficult questions has produced a literature that is often outer-directed, with an attachment to objects and an impersonal manner. A preference has developed for what Holub has described as ‘the fully exposed poem,’ one whose structure and manner are so direct that weak or naïve content simply can’t survive in it.’ Among the masters of this new literature is Miroslav Holub. This book may mark him as THE master. Miroslav Holub has been hailed as a major figure in east European literature and praised for a sensibility, permeated by scientific thought, that bridges dangerous gaps and specious divisions in human knowledge. This new collection, built on the twin metaphor of theater and immunology, marks a new level of achievement for this remarkable poet, both in the quality of individual poems and stage pieces and in its overall unity of design. This is its first appearance anywhere, in any language. INTERFERON, OR ON THEATER was completed and translated during Holub’s 1982 residency at Oberlin as Fulbright Writer-in-Residence, and some of the ‘stage poems’ were first written and performed during a similar visit in 1979. Miroslav Holub (13 September 1923 – 14 July 1998) was a Czech poet and immunologist. Miroslav Holub's work was heavily influenced by his experiences as an Immunologist, writing many poems using his scientific knowledge to poetic effect. His work is almost always unrhymed, so lends itself easily to translation. It has been translated into more than 30 languages and is especially popular in the English-speaking world. Although one of the most internationally well-known Czech poets, his reputation continues to languish at home. Holub was born in Plzen. His first book in Czech was Denní služba (1958), which abandoned the somewhat Stalinist bent of poems earlier in the decade (published in magazines). In English, he was first published in the Observer in 1962, and five years later a Selected Poems appeared in the Penguin Modern European Poets imprint, with an introduction by Al Alvarez and translations by Ian Milner and George Theiner. Holub's work was lauded by many, including Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, and his influence is visible in Hughes' collection Crow (1970). In addition to poetry, Holub wrote many short essays on various aspects of science, particularly biology and medicine (specifically immunology) and life. A collection of these, titled The Dimension of the Present Moment, is still in print. In the 1960s, he published two books of what he called 'semi-reportage' about extended visits to the United States. He has been described by Ted Hughes as ‘one of the half dozen most important poets writing anywhere.’ Dana Habova helped translate Holub’s earlier FIELD Translation Series volume, SAGITTAL SECTION, with Stuart Friebert. She lives and works in Prague. David Young, who worked closely with Miroslav Holub on the final versions of the poems in this volume, is active as a translator (DUINO ELEGIES, FOUR T’ANG POETS) and as a poet (BOXCARS, WORK LIGHTS, THE NAMES OF A HARE IN ENGLISH). An editor of FIELD, he teaches in Oberlin’s English Department. . inventory #5009. Seller Inventory # z5009
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