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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Czech --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Oberlin College Press; Trans. from the Czech edition (December 5, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932440525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932440525
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,529,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Miroslav Holub, Vanishing Lung Syndrome (Oberlin College Press, 1990)

I have another new hero in the fight against the utter destruction of poetry that is going on around me, and his name is Miroslav Holub.

Vanishing Lung Syndrome is one of those books that grabs hold from the first page and stays with you long after you've put it down. Perfectly-crafted (and what's more impressive, perfectly-translated) gems of poetry that have an almost instinctive understanding of what makes poetry most effective.

"Inside, there may be growing

an abandoned room,

bare walls, pale squares where pictures hung,

a disconnected phone,

feathers settling on the floor

the Encyclopedists have moved out and

Dostoyevsky never found the place..."

(--"Vanishing Lung Syndrome")

An incredible piece of work. Find this. Read it. *****
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