By Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Rita Dove
Hans Magnus Enzensberger is Germany's most vital and influential residing poet, a lightning rod in a stormy political and cultural panorama. The Sheep Meadow Press is proud to post Enzensberger's chosen Poems, drawn from six volumes of his paintings. Sheep Meadow has additionally released his Kiosk (translated by way of the writer and Michael Hamburger) and Lighter Than Air: ethical Poems, (translated through Reinhold Grimm).
Come of age after the 3rd Reich, Enzensberger builds his poetry upon great German wreckage and culture. continually historic and provocative, his humanity dares to game a chic malice towards all and charity for few. His revelations have whatever in universal with sure post-Renaissance painters, whose Madonnas are either non secular and lascivious. Lawrence Joseph, in his advent to Kiosk, writes, "Enzensberger, greater than any poet of his iteration at any place on the planet, comes sooner than the general public together with his personal precepts, codes and taboos . . . Whose paintings has delved into and captured the concept of our time to the level that Enzensberger's has?"
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