Riverdale-on-Hudson: The Sheep Meadow Press, 1987. Revised Edition. Softcover : pp. [iv] vii [x] 103 [7 blank] : translated from the Hungarian by Steven Polgar, Stephen Berg, and S.J. Marks : illustrated jacket.
Top edge of block foxed. Near fine. Item #4431
"Miklos Radnoti was born in Budapest in 1909, and orphaned at the age of 12. He published a number of collections of poems before the war and was a fierce anti-fascist. In the 1940's he was interned in various work camps, the last time being in Bor, Yugoslavia at a copper mine, to which he was driven in a forced march with other internees. Along the way, he and 22 other prisoners were murdered near the town of Abda sometime between November 6 and 10, 1944 and tossed into a mass grave. After the war, his body was exhumed and his last poems were found in his field jacket, written in pencil in a small Serbian exercise book." - All Poetry online.