OBJECTLESS EXISTENCE by Zsuzsa Beney
Zsuzsa Beney was a poet, literary critic and doctor specializing in lung disease. She worked as a doctor in Budapest and at the same time was a doctor in philology. She wrote poems, essays and novels, carried out translations and scientific research. Central themes of her poetry are pain, the mirror images of existence and non-existence, life’s paradoxes. Objectless Existence is one of her final works, dedicated to the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, a comprehensive, Homer-like poem about death. Beney won many literature awards, including the Radnoti Award for lifetime achievement and the award of the Hungarian Writers’ Association.