Ashes for Breakfast: Selected Poems

Ashes for Breakfast: Selected Poems

Durs Grünbein, Michael Hofmann


Born in Dresden in 1962, Durs Grünbein is the main major and profitable poet to emerge from the previous East Germany, a spot the place, he wrote, "the most sensible shelter used to be a closed mouth." In unsettling, usually humorous, occasionally savage strains whose bright pictures replicate his deep love for and reference to the visible arts, Grunbein is reinventing German poetry and taking up the main urgent ethical issues of his new release. Brilliantly edited and translated by way of the English poet Michael Hofmann, Ashes for Breakfast expertly introduces Germany's so much hugely acclaimed modern poet to American readers.

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