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Ashes for Breakfast Selected Poems

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ISBN-10: 0374530130

ISBN-13: 9780374530136

Edition: 2006

Authors: Durs Gr�nbein, Michael Hofmann

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Born in Dresden in 1962, Durs Grünbein is the most significant and successful poet to emerge from the former East Germany, a place where, he wrote, "the best refuge was a closed mouth." In unsettling, often funny, sometimes savage lines whose vivid images reflect his deep love for and connection with the visual arts, Grunbein is reinventing German poetry and taking on the most pressing moral concerns of his generation. Brilliantly edited and translated by the English poet Michael Hofmann, Ashes for Breakfast expertly introduces Germany's most highly acclaimed contemporary poet to American readers.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Michael Hofmann won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for Roth's The Tale of the 1002nd Night by Joseph Roth.

Translator's Preface
from Grauzone Morgens (1988) Mornings in the Grayzone
A Single Tin
Trilce, Cesar
No. 3
No. 8
All About You
No Fun
"Accept It!"
Reason to Be Temporarily in New York
Almost a Song
Bubbling Stream
MonoLogical Poem #1
MonoLogical Poem #2
MonoLogical Poem #4
MonoLogical Poem #5
MonoLogical Poem #13
Perpetuum Mobile
from Schadelbasislektion (1991) Skull Base Lesson
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Border Dog (not Collie)
from Falten und Fallen (1994) Folds and Traps
Variations on No Theme
To a Chimpanzee in the London Zoo
To an Okapi in the Munich Zoo
To a Penguin in the New York Aquarium
from Nach Den Satiren (1999) After the Satires
In the Provinces
Lament of a Legionnaire on Germanicus's Campaign to the Elbe River
The Misanthrope on Capri
Club of Rome
Titian's New Pad
To a Cheetah in the Moscow Zoo
Ashes for Breakfast: Thirteen Fantasies
Berlin Rounds
Greetings from Oblivion City
In Front of an Old X-Ray
Vita Brevis
Mantegna, Perhaps
Europe After the Last Rains
from Erklarte Nacht (2002) Configured Night
Berlin Posthumous
Arcadia for All