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This is the most comprehensive English translation of the work of Gunter Eich, one of the greatest postwar German poets. The author of the POW poem "Inventory," among one of the most famous lyrics in the German language, Eich was rivaled only by Paul Celan as the leading poet in the generation after Gottfried Benn and Bertolt Brecht. Expertly translated and introduced by Michael Hofmann, this collection gathers eighty poems, many drawn from Eich's later work and most of them translated here for the first time. The volume also includes the original German texts on facing pages.

As an early member of "Gruppe 47" (from which Gunter Grass and Heinrich Boll later shot to prominence), Eich (1907-72) was at the vanguard of an effort to restore German as a language for poetry after the vitriol, propaganda, and lies of the Third Reich. Short and clear, these are timeless poems in which the ominousness of fairy tales meets the delicacy and suggestiveness of Far Eastern poetry. In his late poems, he writes frequently, movingly, and often wryly of infirmity and illness. "To my mind," Hofmann writes, "there's something in Eich of Paul Klee's pictures: both are homemade, modest in scale, immediately delightful, inventive, cogent."

Unjustly neglected in English, Eich finds his ideal translator here.

About Gunter Eich

Michael Hofmann is an award-winning poet and translator. His "Selected Poems" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) appeared in 2009. His other books include the anthology "Twentieth-Century German Poetry" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) and the book of essays "Behind the Lines" (Faber

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Author : Gunter Eich
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Data Published : 09 May 2010
ISBN : 1400834341
EAN : 9781400834341
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 09 May 2010

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