- PETRI, György: Eternal Monday
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- Translated by: György Gömöri and Clive Wilmer
- Publishing House: Bloodaxe Books, London
- Year of Publication: 1999
- Number of Pages: 100
- Language: English
- "It is a long time since a major verse satirist has emerged in any European language. That is what Petri is, and he combines an almost Juvenalian savagery with a striking range of techniques and genres. His bile is the product of injustice and moral outrage. He is funny, angry, sexy, morbid, disillusioned and wildly intelligent." - Clive Wilmer
György Petri belongs to the generation of Hungarian poets who grew up after the uprising of 1956. He made his name in the West as the most uncompromising and outrageous of his country’s dissident authors. At home he was as often praised for his strangely disqueting love poetry, which is harsh, erotic and desanchanted. But all his poems are marked by his biting humour and bluntness of language.
Since the fall of communism, Petri’s wit and his natural anarchism have been aimed at a wider range of public targets, yet his new poems also seem more private. Many are intellectual puzzles, sceptical about identity and emotional attachments.