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Reading: János Térey and Gábor Lanczkor
János Terey
27. November 2007 20:00
Eastern European Network
János Térey: KaltWasserKult
Gábor Lanczkor: A tiszta ész (Sheer sensibility)

János Térey is a poet who lives and work both in the modern and in literary tradition. He reads, reads again, appropriated and reassembles texts from literary history. His writing is characterized through a quiet ironic game with words and images, in which he consistently engages the reader. As artistically as they are written and translated into German, his poems possess a reader-friendly surface that simultaneously evokes both thought and a sense of fun in its recipients. János Terey is one of the most important voices in contemporary Hungarian literature. A selection of his poems from the years 1991 to 2006 appears in the merz&Solitude literary series, translating into German for the first time.

Gábor Lanczkor belongs to the young Hungarian literary scene and simultaneously represents the old as well as the new tradition of Hungarian poetry. His inspiration comes primarily from poems, paintings and the architecture of the Renaissance and Baroque as well as the philosophy of the German Enlightenment. His poems lead the reader into an old tradition, newly present the familiar and show us the world in which we live in another light.

A cooperation with the Cultural Institute of the Republic of Hungary in Stuttgart.

János Térey (*1970 in Debrecen/Hungary) lives and works as a poet, dramatist and literary translator in Budapest, Hungary. Since 1991 he has published numerous poetry volumes in Budapest, the most recent being Ultra (2006) as well as the theatrical tetralogy A Nibelung Iakópark (2004).

Gábor Lanczkor (*1981 in Székesfehérvár/Hungary) studied Hungarian and literature at the Hungarian university Eötvös Lóránd in Budapest. Lanczkor has published numerous poems since 2002. He is presently working on the publication of his third book.

János Terey und Gábor Lanczkor were participants in an exchange program for authors between the Akademie Schloss Solitude and the József Attila Kreis und Collegium Budapest, Hungary, in 2006 and 2007, respectively.