The Poetry of Survival: Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe
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Unknown Binding, 384 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by St. Martin's Press
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Liam Guilar
The Goodreads star system is inadequate for this one. It introduced me to a list of poets I would never have encountered otherwise. (It's the kind of brilliant anthology that results in far too much time and money being spent at bookfinder.com). There's a fine introduction, and then each of the 28 poets is introduced by a brief biographical note. There's also a section of conversations and essays at the end. How representative is the choice of poems from each poet i'm not fit to judge but none o...more
Kris Kipling
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The finest compilation of poetry I have ever come across. 20th century titans - Milosz, Brecht, Celan - along with less household figures (though precisely what strange household would one expect to find any of these odd, jangled east European names?): Holan, Huchel, Kocbek, Sachs (an unknown despite the Nobel Prize), Swir, Bobrowski, Rozewicz, Popa, Cas...more
Mejix
In the early 90's this book introduced me to Amichai, Celan, Herbert, Milosz, Popa, and Szymborska. Great selection. Or in internet-speak "incredibly, amazing, unbelievably iconic selection."
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