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George Szirtes Published by Bloodaxe Books ISBN 9781780375847 EAN 9781780375847 Paperback

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George Szirtes fled from Budapest with his family after the 1956 Hungarian uprising. Many of these poems relate to his arrival in England as a young child, and to the themes of identity, memory, belonging, war, and upheaval, with a sequence on living now in a country under siege from coronavirus.