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Vanishing Lung Syndrome
Miroslav Holub; David Young, trans.; Dana Hábová, trans.

FIELD Translation Series

Oberlin College Press
1990 • 88 pp. 5 x 7 1/2"
Poetry - European

$10.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-52-5

Trans. from the Czech

Vanishing Lung Syndrome confirms Holub’s special status as one of Europe’s leading poets and as a rare mediator between scientific and literary modes of discourse. This book is darkly witty and mordantly accurate; it documents, among other things, the ignorance, folly and brutality abroad in our world. But it also brims with tenderness, humor, and occasional gleams of hope.

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From the Book:

From the Travels of Abigdor Karo

That land
is marked by
a multitude of crosses,
large and small,
at crossroads,
along highways,
on a stone or on a tree,
in the far corners,
of forests,
and minds,
and towns.

Jesus Christ
is on many of them.
Many are
still free.

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