Novemberland: Selected Poems 1956-1993

Novemberland: Selected Poems 1956-1993

by Günter Grass
     
 

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These fifty-four poems, spanning four decades, depict a landscape at once recognizably mundane and grotesquely surreal. Grass's spirited humor and linguistic creativity transcend the cant of political poetry. The German originals face the translation. Translated by Michael Hamburger. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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These fifty-four poems, spanning four decades, depict a landscape at once recognizably mundane and grotesquely surreal. Grass's spirited humor and linguistic creativity transcend the cant of political poetry. The German originals face the translation. Translated by Michael Hamburger. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Library Journal
Known primarily as a novelist in this country, Grass has also produced a significant body of graphic art, drama, and poetry. This anthology contains 54 poems in the original German with facing page translations by the esteemed Hamburger, whose published translations of Grass poems began more than 30 years ago. This volume includes selections from all of Grass's major collections, beginning with Die Vorzge der Windhhner and ending with Novemberland, 13 sonnets published in 1993, all of which appear here. Grass's poems treat many of the same motifs as his novels, and all document his fascination with Poland, Danzig, and recent German history. Despite an absence of commentary, this is a necessary addition to any collection of the author's works.Michael T. O'Pecko, Towson State Univ., Md.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156003315
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/29/1996
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

GÜNTER GRASS (1927–2015), Germany's most celebrated contemporary writer, attained worldwide renown with the publication of his novel The Tin Drum in 1959. A man of remarkable versatility, Grass was a poet, playwright, social critic, graphic artist, and novelist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1999.
 

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