George Jonas

Cities book cover Cities
House of Anansi, 1973
2 editions


George Jonas combines personal experience and candid insight to focus on five of the worlds great cities -- Toronto, New York, London, Vienna and Budapest.

He writes with the assurance of a man who has been there. But these poems offer more than evocations of specific times and places; they are also reflections on civilized man in his uneasy world. And they comprise a collection in which cities become touchstones of the imagination, metaphors of the modern spirit.


"Jonas effectively catches the paradoxes of love, neatly mocks the fragmentation of modern life, and is particularly telling in his evocation of the sense of alienation."

– Hugh MacCallum, University of Toronto Quarterly