The Boy Changed into a Stag Clamors at the Gate of Secrets

Ferenc Juhász

Translated from the Hungarian by David Wevill

24 pages / hand-stitched, limited-edition pamphlet / $10.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-935-635-02-4

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Ferenc Juhász's The Boy Changed into a Stag Clamors at the Gate of Secrets, published for the first time as a single volume, is a classic of postwar Hungarian literature. Writing in The Plough and the Pen, W. H. Auden hailed this poem as "one of the greatest written in my time." David Wevill's translation, revised for this edition, originally appeared in the Penguin Modern European Poets series in 1970.

In this edition, 26 copies have been hand-bound into cloth-covered boards. $75. For order inquiries, contact info@tavernbooks.org.




About David Wevill

David Wevill is a poet, translator, and editor whose work has been awarded with an Arts Council Book Prize, the Richard Hillary Prize, two Arts Council Poetry Bursaries, an E.C. Gregory Trust Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry (Chicago), Harper's, The Listener, The Observer, The Spectator, and on the BBC. His recent books include Departures: Selected Poems (2003), Asterisks (2007), The Boy Changed into a Stag Clamors at the Gate of Secrets (2010) and To Build My Shadow a Fire: The Poetry and Translations of David Wevill. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.




"Among the poets of Atlantis-those who belong to both the Old World and the New, I have always thought of David Wevill as one of the finest in our time."
— Nathaniel Tarn