Foamy Sky, The Major Poems of Miklos Radnoti
(with Zsuzsanna Ozsvath; Princeton University Press, Lockert Series, 1992: translations from the Hungarian)
Miklos Radnoti was a great Hungarian poet tragically murdered as a Jew by the Nazis in 1944. A poet of exquisite beauty, heroic vision, classical sensibility, and astonishing formal virtuosity, his last poems were found in his coat pocket when his body was exhumed from a mass grave after the war. Fred Turner worked closely with his colleague Zsuzsanna Ozsvath, herself a Holocaust survivor, in producing this collection; a particular feature of it is that it preserves in English the meter and rhyme of the original Hungarian. The book won the Milan Fust prize, Hungary's highest literary honor.
An excerpt from Foamy Sky is available.