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The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century German Poems free pdf Rilke, Sachs, Brecht, Celan: German has produced some of the giants of 20th century European poetry. In this new selection, complete with many new translations, Michael Hofmann guides us through the poems, poets and themes of German verse. Meticulously researched but eminently approachable, "The Faber Book of Twentieth Century German Poems" is an essential new addition to any poetry bookshelf. "Michael Hofmann has a skeptical intelligence, an observant eye, a compulsion to speak the unspeakable, and the useful wariness of the displaced person". (Helen Vendler, "New York Review of Books"). "It is probably impossible to produce poetry of this quality that is tuned more precisely to the timbre of the present than Michael Hofmann's. Rapture is the only adequate response". (Geoff Dyer, "Guardian").

About Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann was born in 1957 in Freiburg, Germany, and came to England in 1961. He has published four volumes of poems and won a Cholmondeley Award adn the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for Poetry. His translations have won many awards, including the Independent's Foreign Fiction Award, teh IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the P.E.N./Book of the Month Club Translation Prize. His reviews and criticism are gathered in Behind the Lines (2001).

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Author : Michael Hofmann
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 17 March 2011
ISBN : 0571262899
EAN : 9780571262892
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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