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Ashes for Breakfast (2005) [Collection]
by Durs Grünbein Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Born in Dresden in 1962, Durs Grünbein is the most significant and successful poet to emerge from the former East Germany, a place where, he wrote, "the best refuge was a closed mouth." In unsettling, often funny, sometimes savage lines whose vivid images reflect his deep love for and connection with the visual arts, Grünbein is reinventing German poetry and taking on the most pressing moral concerns of his generation. Brilliantly edited and translated by the English poet Michael Hofmann, Ashes for Breakfast expertly introduces Germany's most highly acclaimed contemporary poet to American readers.

Contents:

  • A single tin
  • Trilce, Cesar
  • No. 3
  • No. 8
  • All about you
  • No fun
  • "Accept it!"
  • Reason to be temporarily in New York
  • Bathtubs
  • Untitled
  • Almost a song
  • Bubbling stream
  • Ole
  • MonoLogical poem #1
  • MonoLogical poem #2
  • MonoLogical poem #4
  • MonoLogical poem #5
  • MonoLogical poem #13
  • Perpetuum mobile
  • Portrait of the artist as a young border dog (not collie)
  • Variations on no theme
  • To a chimpanzee in the London Zoo
  • To an okapi in the Munich Zoo
  • To a penguin in the New York Aquarium
  • In the provinces
  • Lament of a legionnaire on Germanicus's campaign to the Elbe River
  • The misanthrope on Capri
  • Club of Rome
  • Titian's new pad
  • To a cheetah in the Moscow Zoo
  • Memorandum
  • Ashes for breakfast: thirteen fantasies
  • Cosmopolite
  • Berlin rounds
  • Greetings from oblivion city
  • In front of an old x-ray
  • Vita Brevis
  • Mantegna, perhaps
  • Europe after the last rains
  • Berlin posthumous
  • Arcadia for all

Original title: Ashes for Breakfast
Original languages: German

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Genre: PoetryVerse


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Edition #1: Ashes for Breakfast

Ashes for Breakfast (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Hofmann
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Ashes for Breakfast (2005)


ISBN: 0374260745

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