TANDORI DEZSÓ, instructions for hanging, 2004
29.7 x 21 cm, 2 parts
type written texts
Born in Budapest in 1938 [died in 2019], Dezsö Tandori is a novelist, playwright, translator, and graphic artist, as well as one of Hungary’s most celebrated poets. Brilliantly eccentric, and characterized by an astonishing formal dexterity, these poems address fundamental issues: the effort to establish personal identity in an impersonal world, the conflicting demands — private, social, and historical — that provide the texture of a lived moment, and the necessity of affirmation that finds its locus in the act of writing.
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