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- 1954 Felröppen a madár (et. A Bird Shots in the Sky) Poems. The volume, being his first book, received considerable critical attention for its courage to speak about the problems of contemporary Hungarian society; an early display of Csoóri's peculiar style, a mixture of personal confession and a concern with politics.
- 1957 Ördögpille (et. Moth) Poems; Csoóri is obsessed with aestheticism, but the volume shows his way towards poetic objectivity. Hope comes together with a dark view of places, rural landscapes, and people, the poor and the unredeemed. "I aim to write something in which the meaning of a single cry is the same as the meaning of life." (Sándor Csoóri)
- 1962 Menekülés a magányból (et. Fleeing from Solitude) Poems about childhood, war and love; Csoóri's sensuality seems to encompass the whole Universe.
- 1963 Tudósítás a toronyból (et. Report from the Tower) Sociography. Csoóri investigates the way of life of the Hungarian peasantry, shedding light on their struggles as they try to adapt to the tyrannical political instructions of socialist Hungary.
- 1965 Kubai napló (et. A Diary from Cuba) A travelogue and essays. Csoóri keeps his distance from politics, and tries to understand the people instead.
- 1966 A költő és a majompofa (et. The Poet and the Monkeyface) Essayistic sketches - Csoóri endeavors to engage in "an open dialogue with society".
- 1969 Faltól falig (et. From Wall to Wall) Essays; the title refers to a sentence by a peasant woman: "I was in such a pain I cried from wall to wall..." The writings of this book reveal Csoóri's interest in ballads, folk songs and the archaic use of language. "Language means a continual construction and destruction; it establishes relations between people, and it links cause and effect." (Sándor Csoóri)
- 1973 Párbeszéd a sötétben (et. A Dialogue in the Dark) Poems. The maturity of Csoóri's style clearly shows as he highlights single words as well as larger structures of the poem. "There is a whole world in each word - mountains, crevices, large uprooted forests." This method makes the poems much more dramatic.
- 1974 Utazás félálomban (et. A Travel in Slumber) Essays.
- 1980 Iszapeső (et. Rain of Mud) A novella. A documentary approach to a Hungarian peasant family - a search for an answer on the suicide of a girl of twenty. In the course of the investigation a world of poverty and barbaric cruelty unfolds, and neither of the characters seem to be mature for a fight for their freedom.
- 1985 Kezemben zöld ág (et. A Budding Twig in My Hand) Poems.
- 1988 Csoóri Sándor Breviárium (et. Sándor Csoóri's Breviary) An ample collection of his various works.
- 1991 Nappali hold (et. Daytime Moon) Poems.
- 1994 Tenger és diólevél (et. Sea and Nutleaf) Collected essays.
- 1996 Ha volna életem (et. Life, if I Had One) Poems.
- 1996 Feljegyzések hidegrázásos időbe (et. Notes to a Time of Shivering) Poems.




Memory of Snow
Sel. poems translated from the Hungarian by Nicholas Kolumban; (portrait by Michael Curdy). Great Barrington: Penmaen Press, 1983.

Selected Poems of Sándor Csoóri
Translated by Len Roberts (Port Townsend): Copper Canyon Press, 1992.

Barbarian Prayer
Selected Poems of Sándor Csoóri. Selection by Mátyás Domokos; foreword by Len Roberts; (translated from the Hungarian by Tony Connor ... et al.). Budapest-Corvina-Kultúra (distributor), 1989.

Four Hungarian Poets
tr. by I.L. Halasz de Beky. Toronto:
Vox Humana, 1985.

Cantata Profana
In de Knipscheer, Nederlandse vertaling Amsterdam, 1979.

Framför lampor och Navar
Halmstad: Fripress, 1982.

Kezemben zöld ág
Med en grön kvist i min hand. tr. by B. Jávorszky. Udderdale: Bonniers, 1982.

Prophezeihung für deine Zeit
tr. by Á. M. Csiky, M. Csollány, R. Stauffer. Straelen: Straelener Manuscripte Verlag, 1982.

Ogsa dette er Europa
Oslo: Solum, 1984.
Otsari Hämärästä, Helsinki: WSOY, 1989.

Maailman aistillinen vertauskuva
Helsinki: WSOY, 1992.

Com cisnes sob o fogo do canhao Limiar. Lisboa, 1996.



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