By Günter Eich,Michael Hofmann
This is the main finished English translation of the paintings of Günter Eich, one of many maximum postwar German poets. the writer of the POW poem "Inventory," between probably the most well-known lyrics within the German language, Eich was once rivaled simply via Paul Celan because the top poet within the new release after Gottfried Benn and Bertolt Brecht. Expertly translated and brought by means of Michael Hofmann, this assortment gathers 80 poems, many drawn from Eich's later paintings and so much of them translated right here for the 1st time. the quantity additionally comprises the unique German texts on dealing with pages.
As an early member of "Gruppe forty seven" (from which Günter Grass and Heinrich Böll later shot to prominence), Eich (1907-72) was once on the forefront of an attempt to revive German as a language for poetry after the vitriol, propaganda, and lies of the 3rd Reich. brief and transparent, those are undying poems within which the ominousness of fairy stories meets the delicacy and suggestiveness of a ways japanese poetry. In his overdue poems, he writes often, movingly, and sometimes wryly of illness and affliction. "To my mind," Hofmann writes, "there's whatever in Eich of Paul Klee's photos: either are selfmade, modest in scale, instantly pleasant, artistic, cogent."
Unjustly overlooked in English, Eich unearths his excellent translator here.
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Angina Days: Selected Poems (Facing Pages) by Günter Eich,Michael Hofmann