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The passionate anti-war poetry of Hviezdoslav

The passionate anti-war poetry of Hviezdoslav

As we continue our celebration of the centenary of the death of Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, one of Slovakia’s greatest literary figures, in this episode we focus on his so-called ‘Bloody Sonnets’ – a series of short but passionate anti-war poems written in 1914 during the early months of the First World War, but which were impossible to publish as long as the war lasted. Jonathan speaks with John Minahane, whose English translation of the Bloody Sonnets was published in 2018, about this remarkable work by one of Slovakia’s most renowned figures.

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