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Intensive Care
Selected and New Poems
Miroslav Holub; Stuart Freibert, trans.

FIELD Translation Series

Oberlin College Press
1996 • 212 pp. 6 x 9 1/2"
Poetry - European

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-76-1

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Trans. from the Czech

This collection spans almost 40 years of writing, much of it under circumstances that involved risk and silence, living under Communism in Czechoslovakia, pursuing a career as a scientist, and carrying on the 20th century's experimental tradition as represented by artists like Arp, Miro, and William Carlos Williams. By the time of his death in 1998, Miroslav Holub had become one of the most widely acclaimed poets on the planet.

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From the Book:

Immanuel Kant

The philosophy of white blood cells:
this is self,
this is non-self.
The starry sky of non-self,
perfectly mirrored
deep inside.
Immanuel Kant,
perfectly mirrored
deep inside.

And he knows nothing about it,
he is only afraid of drafts.
And he knows nothing about it,
though this is the critique
of pure reason.

Deep inside.

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 13:22:29 -0500