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Szirtes, George

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1948-    ) Hungarian-born poet and translator, in the UK since the Hungarian Uprising in 1956; he writes in English, and has been active as a poet since about 1973. From the late 1980s, he has also been productive as a translator, always from the Hungarian. Authors given entries in this encyclopedia whose work he has translated include Ferenc Karinthy, László Krasznahorkai and Imre Madách. Szirtes's translations are crisply muscular, as is his poetry. [JC]

George Szirtes

born Budapest, Hungary: 29 November 1948

works as translator (highly selected)


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