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Yet There Is Music Vladim R. Holan

Yet There Is Music

Vladim R. Holan

Published December 5th 2011
ISBN : 9781845495220
Paperback
308 pages
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The poems collected in this book, Yet There is Music, are the entirety of Holans lyrics from the period of 1939-1948. These poems were only published in book form well after that time, because of Holans poetry being listed in the communist indexMoreThe poems collected in this book, Yet There is Music, are the entirety of Holans lyrics from the period of 1939-1948. These poems were only published in book form well after that time, because of Holans poetry being listed in the communist index of forbidden books. For Holan, the lyrics were always a realm of questioning the sense of human existence and the mystery of human existence in the world. His consciousness of the instability of the godless world, the impossibility of anchoring human existence, the ambiguity and delusiveness of all phenomena that surround humans, all led Holan to state: we come from ruins, with love besmeared ... His poetry reveals the drama of a poet led by a time of crises and wars into the abyss of human existence: the picture that is not an abyss here / cant be a sign. The dread of the void, however, is accompanied, even if only slightly, by a faith in discovering a purposeful life. There are verses in which Holan uses the image of light appearing in the midst of shadows, as if the way towards a fuller, deeper, more complete humanity was not lost forever: O life - yes, you! Still only you. / You, in a friendly conversation and a kindly shaken hand, / you, in the deeds of good will because of hearts hope ...