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German Requiem recounts the haunted memory and experience of war as seen through a child's eyes, the most vulnerable and impressionable witness to man's inhumanity to man. Each poem is the crystallized image of a particular experience cast into narrative poetic form and impelled by powerful emotion. Collectively, the poems describe a psychic journey from loss, dislocation, and suffering through the healing catharsis of art, which transmutes all grief into beauty.


  • Chronology
  • Prologue
    • The Whirlwind
  • Part One: War
    • First Memory
    • Mothers and Children Only
    • Duala
    • Air-Raid Shelter
    • My Mother
    • War Fever
    • Americans
    • Spring 1946
    • War Salvage
    • Spitfire
    • July 1946
    • Displaced Persons
  • Part Two: School
    • No Man's Land
    • Ontological
    • The Panzer
    • Mysterium Tremendum
    • Gleanings
    • Dizumerverlaat
    • Parable
    • Hamstering
    • First Grade
    • Penmanship
    • First Textbook
    • Bamberger Reiter
    • Life Lessons
  • Part Three: Hunger
    • Christmas 1948
    • Care Package
    • The Harry S. Taylor
    • First American
    • Invocation
    • Song
    • Christmas 1991
  • Part Four: Father
    • Origins
    • Wandering Jew
    • Versöhnung
    • Something I'll Never Ask My Father
    • Aftermath
    • Schizophrenia
    • History
  • Epilogue
    • Cemetary to the German War Dead in Luxemburg

Original title: German Requiem: Poems of the War and the Atonement of a Third Reich Child
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse

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German Requiem (1993)
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Language: English

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German Requiem (1993)

ISBN: 1877770868

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