Twentieth-Century German Poetry: An Anthology
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Twentieth-Century German Poetry: An Anthology

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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 disse...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 2006)
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Susan J.
Finally a collection of the amazing poets coming out of Germany during and after the war. But there are no bios and at least one of the Rilke translations is an abomination (thankfully I had a German speaking friend in the room). A good starting point for those uninitiated in contemporary German poetry (me), but I still feel betrayed.
Marc Adler
I've been reading this book for a while, on and off. I don't read poetry books from the beginning to the end, so no page number updates, but what a great book. Great translations.
This anthology contains such excellent and important poetry. My only complaint could be there's too much Enzensberger, whom I appreciate but am not fond of. But even that I'm reconsidering.
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