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Let's Face It

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A selection of poems culled from eight books originally published in German from an author whose books were burned during the Nazi Germany era. From the inside front cover blurb:

"As a 'functional' poet associated with Brecht and others, Kästner became, and has continued to be, immensely popular, but this selection of his poems is the first to be published in English.

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Hardcover, First British Edition, 155 pages
Published 1963 by Jonathan Cape
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tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - January 6, 2012

1st & foremost, I'm certainly going to like this poetry b/c its author was a German pacifist living in Germany before, during, & after the nazi era. His books were burned in 1933 & he was actually there to see it happen. I don't envy him that. Reading his poetry, it's particularly easy to understand why the nazis hated him so much: he pays attn to & comments on aspects of German society that t...more
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Erich Kästner (23 February 1899 – 29 July 1974) was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known for his humorous, socially astute poetry and children's literature.
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