Spring 2000 • Vol. XXII No. 2 Book ReviewsApril 1, 2000 |

From the Carpathian Basin to Chicago: Review Two New Anthologies of Hungarian Poetry

In Quest of the "Miracle Stag": The Poetry of Hungary, an Anthology of Hungarian Poetry in English Translation from the Thirteenth Century to the Present. Ed. by Ádám Makkai. Foreword by Árpád Göncz. Chicago: Atlantis-Centaur; Budapest: M. Szivárvány; Budapest: Corvina; Urbana: distributed by University of Illinois Press, 1997. lxvi, 964 pages. $89.95 cloth; $39.95 paper. The Colonnade of Teeth: Modern Hungarian Poetry. Ed. by George Gömöri and George Szirtes. Newcastle upon Tyne: Bloodaxe Books; Chester Springs, PA: distributed by Dufour Editions, 1997. 270 pages. $21.00 paper. The two volumes under review, one of them American and one British, are like night and day. In Quest of the "Miracle Stag," weighing in at just over one thousand pages, is one of the bulkiest and in its inclusions most impressive anthologies seen on either side of the Atlantic. As indicated on the title page, the volume was planned to appear in time for the 1,100th anniversary of the foundin

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