Adriatica and Other Poems

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Adriatica and Other Poems





This is a posthumous collection of poems, with a biographical preface by the literary critic F. L. Lucas. Bekassy was a Hungarian soldier who was killed in the army in 1915. The book functions as a kind of literary remains, and Lucas, clearly in attempt to position Bekassy as a modernist poet, describes him as someone who "lived in the moment, intensely; but he was bigger than the moment and saw at once beyond it, how it fitted into the exciting pattern of life, and what part of the past it would hereafter become" (vi).