Nothing's a Gift


Hungarian poets and translators about Wisława Szymborska.

Wednesday 21 March 2012, 5:00 pm

Nyitott Műhely

1123 Budapest XII. kerület Ráth György utca 4.

photo:Instytut Książki/ Lengyel Könyvintézet



Balázs Györe, István Vörös, Gábor Csordás, András Pályi, Lajos Pálfalvi.

Language of the meeting: hungarian.

Nothing's a gift, it's all on loan.
I'm drowning in debts up to my ears.
I'll have to pay for myself
with my self,
give up my life for my life.

(Poems New and Collected 1957-1997, trans. S. Baranczak and C. Cavanagh)