Hungarian Lit Night: tributes to Attila József

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Hungarian Cultural Centre London

10 Maiden Lane

Covent Garden

London

WC2E 7NA

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Contemporary artists celebrate Attila József - his poems, ideas & life - with new performances, recitations and readings.

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Lyrical, idiosyncratic and impassioned, the mature works of Attila József have been celebrated throughout the world since his premature death in 1937. His self-conscious, concise, ambitious poetry contains within it a unique insight into poverty and suffering. Gone before his 33rd birthday, the short, intense life of József spawned an outpouring of poems that seems, as much as any other, to represent the tumult of the European 20th century at large.

This event celebrates the iconoclastic Hungarian poet through brand new commissions of contemporary artists, writers and musicians, who respond to József - his poems, ideas & life - with new performances, recitations and readings.

The event will feature Ellen Wiles, Stephen Watts, Bettina Fung, Gareth Evans, Astra Papachristodoulou, SJ Fowler, Dominic Jaeckle, Serena Braida, Han Smith & more.

This event will also see a performance by Dominic Jaeckle & Various Artists to celebrate the new Hotel Cordel project - ‘A House on Fire’ (Translations After Attila József).

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Hungarian Cultural Centre London

10 Maiden Lane

Covent Garden

London

WC2E 7NA

United Kingdom

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