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Antilyrik and Other Poems
Nezval was one of the founders of the avant-garde group Dev_tsil (Nine Powers) which revolutionized Czech literature in the 1920s. Nezval's second volume of poetry, The Marvelous Magician, spoke for the poet's violent struggles in the underworld against society, influencing Jaroslav Seifert and others. In the 1930s, affected in part by his journeys to Paris, Nezval discove ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Green Integer
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Leave it to Rothenberg to introduce a virtually unknown brilliant literary figure to the states. We owe him props for that. And the translations aren't problematic. Unfortunately, though, he and his co-translator just picked through some books and made a sort of compilation (perhaps luckily for other translators) but really ignored some of his more interesting texts (like Pantomima).