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George Szirtes was born in Budapest in 1948, and came to England with his family after the 1956 Hungarian uprising. He was educated in England, training as a painter, and has always written in English. In recent years he has worked as a translator of Hungarian literature, producing editions of such writers as Otto Orban, Zsuzsa Rakovszky and gnes Nemes Nagy. He co-edited Bloodaxe's Hungarian anthology The Colonnade of Teeth. His Bloodaxe poetry books are The Budapest File (2000); An English Apocalypse (2001); Reel (2004), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; New & Collected Poems (2008) and The Burning of the Books and other poems (2009). Bloodaxe has also published John Sears' critical study Reading George Szirtes (2008). Szirtes lives in Norfolk and teaches at the University of East Anglia.

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The Burning of the Books and Other Poems by George Szirtes
The Burning of the Books and Other Poems
George Szirtes
Reviewed and selected by our poetry expert, Liam Parkin. George Szirtes, an Hungarian-born poet, won the T.S. Eliot prize in 2004 for his collection Reel, and The Burning of the Books is the second to have been shortlisted. Interested...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2009

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