Zuzana Lazarová

Iron shirt

Trans. Ondřej Cikán
Das eiserne Hemd
Das eiserne Hemd
Kétos, 2018, 96 pp
Language: German
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9783903124028
Grants

When her debut work was published, photographer and poet Zuzana Lazarová attracted plenty of attention and was immediately nominated for the prestigious Jiří Orten Award for young writers.

What does she write about? Her poems definitely do not include much optimism, as the very title indicates, for an iron shirt in Czech stands for habit, but Lazarová extends the scale and sees violence where a less poetic eye would not find it. The Jiří Orten panel above all appreciated the “tension between a rational construction and a surrealistic standpoint that keeps extremes within limits.”

Information about the original Czech edition

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Language: German
Title: Das eiserne Hemd
Place: Wien
Publisher: Kétos
Year: 2018
Pages: 96
Genre: Poetry
Grants