Twentieth-century German Poetry

Twentieth-century German Poetry

An Anthology

Book - 2006
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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.
Alternative Title: 20th century German poetry
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780374105358
0374105359
Branch Call Number: 831.9108
Characteristics: xxvii, 511 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hofmann, Michael 1957 August 25-

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