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Primer on Poetry and the Poet
Primer on Poetry and the Poet

Author(s): Dezső Kosztolányi
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: BL Nonprofit Kft

Summary/Abstract: What is poetry? Humankind spoke in verse before it spoke in prose. When the first human opened its eyes in the cradle, which was the entire planet earth, it cried out in amazement that it had been born into this world, burbling rhythmic words of passion, pain, and rapture. Only later did its offspring learn prose. The historians of Greece, the so-called logographers, plucked the facts of the histories from the poems of Antiquity. Poetry is our common mother tongue.

  • Issue Year: II/2011
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 98-100
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: English