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The Candle single work   poetry   "And then went in to a pine room full of sun."
  • Author: Jan Owen
Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 The Candle
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The poem is set in 1989, when 'szabadsag',(freedom) reached Hungary in the wake of Glasnost,and Russian troops are leaving. The narrator describes the room of a cultured and liberal schoolteacher doing a thesis on 'Contrapuntal Techniques' in Ezra Pound's 'Cantos.' Quotations from Pound and references to his chair (ie. his time) in Venice set up a delicate counterpoint between new freedom and ongoing culture in Hungary, Pound's WWII Fascism, and what is implied to be the enduring value of his poetry.


  • Also published in Verse (Scotland) (details not known).
  • Subtitle: Lake Balaton, Hungary

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