Attila Jozsef - Attila Jozsef Biography - Poem Hunter
Today is the birthday of Hungarian poet Attila József, born in 1905. Attila József is the best known of the modern Hungarian poets internationally. His poems have been translated into many languages and he is taught in world literature classes around the globe. Hailed during the communist era of the 1950s as Hungary's great "proletarian poet", his life, personality, and works are now being re-evaluated with the current celebrations of the centenary of his birth.
József Attila (1905. április 11. - 1937. dec. 3.)
BEVEZETŐ Lidi nénémnek öccse itt, Batu khán pesti rokona, kenyéren élte éveit s nem volt azúrkék paplana; kinek verséért a halál öles kondérban főz babot— hejh burzsoá! hejh proletár!— én, József Attila, itt vagyok! 1927. máj. OPENING Lidi’s young brother here, Khan Batu’s Budapest relative, who lived on bread for years and never owned a royal-blue eiderdown; for whose poems death simmers beans in a wooden pot— hey bourgeois! hey proletarian!— I, Attila József, am here! Translated from…