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Hands Behind My Back
Selected Poems
Marin Sorescu; Gabriela Dragnea, trans.; Stuart Friebert, trans.; Adriana Varga, trans.

Oberlin College Press



Contents

• Introduction
• AFTER THE CREATION
• After the Creation
• Between Stars
• Getting Used to Your Name
• Giddyup!
• Hide and Seek
• Under the Door
• And Everything Slips Easily Away...
• Apparition
• The House
• Lightning Passed...
• Segment
• Burglars
• Glimmer
• Prayer
• My Soul, You’re Good at Everything
• Elegy
• SUBJECTIVISM
• Subjectivism
• Spiral
• Orbit
• Game
• Paintings
• The Path
• Pliers
• Water of Life, Water of Death
• About You
• Perspective
• Group
• Launching
• I Can’t Pass onto Anyone
• I Stopped Right by the Tragic
• WHERE WE FORGET
• Where We Forget
• Eyelashes
• Reminiscences
• Precaution
• Dream
• Signs
• The Sacred Fire
• Rift
• Ouch! Ouch!
• Mourning
• Matinal
• Let’s Help
• Look
• In the Sky
• Passport
• Pedestrian
• Egg
• Death Is a Miracle Too
• Descent
• Bocca Di Leone
• Fire and Water
• Laurel
• Hymn
• HISTORY AS THERAPY
• History As Therapy
• Pure Conversation with a Chinese Character
• Fossil Hittite
• Cognition
• Cavafy
• Good Advice
• The Hermit
• Lazarus’ Resurrection
• The Ground
• Laocoon
• Fresco
• Village Museum
• Used Bookseller
• Statue
• Ulysses
• Troy
• Shakespeare
• Hamlet, In Search
• Poisoned
• Chess
• The Executioner with Seven Hands and the Victim with Seven Heads
• MIRACLE
• Miracle
• Minus the Sea
• The Mountains
• Secret Transfusion
• Pueblo
• The Pluperfect
• Insight
• For the Birds Who’ve Disappeared
• With Their Fingertips
• The Match
• The Snail
• Oscillations
• A Cat
• Hyena
• Whim
• Alphabet
• As If
• Prayer II

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