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Twentieth-Century German Poetry An Anthology

ISBN-10: 0374530939

ISBN-13: 9780374530938

Edition: N/A

Authors: Michael Hofmann

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This groundbreaking anthology will serve as the standard for years to come. Editor Michael Hofmann has assembled brilliant translations of the major German poets, from Rilke and Brecht to Durs Grunbein and Jan Wagner, in an approachable, readable, and endlessly interesting collection. Here we find poetry as a living counter-force to socio-political reality; poetry of dissent and fear and protest; poetry of private griefs and musics. From the subtlety and elegance of Brecht, to the extraordinary jargon-glooms of Gottfried Benn, to the oblique and straightforward responses to the country's villainous history, to the bitter, cleansed, and haunted poetry of the postwar years, the anthology ends with a reunified country looking at itself and its neighbors in new ways. This is an essential and timely collection of verse from a tumultuous, violent, tragic, and hopeful century, written in the language of those who were at the heart of the matter.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 3/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
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.

Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)
Night Song of the Fish
Introduction
Else Lasker-Schuler (1869-1945)
George Grosz
George Grosz
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)
Herbsttag
Autumn Day
Spanische Tanzerin
The Spanish Dancer
Blaue Hortensie
Blue Hydrangea
Vor dem Sommerregen
Before Summer Rain
Orpheus
Eurydike
Hermes
Orpheus
Eurydice
Hermes
Der Konig von Munster
The King of Munster
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