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Lighter Than Air
Moral Poems
Hans Magnus Enzensberger; Reinhold Grimm, trans.




Sheep Meadow
2000 • 161 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / Literary Criticism - German

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-878818-85-0

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Bilingual German-English ed.

A new volume by Germany's most important and influential living poet.

Bilingual Edition -- German/English

Hans Magnus Enzensberger is Germany's most important and influential living poet, a lightning rod in a stormy political and cultural landscape. (Translations of his Kiosk and Selected Poems have also been published by Sheep Meadow.) Having come of age after the Third Reich, Enzensberger builds his poetry upon tradition and titanic German wreckage. Always historical and provocative, his humanity dares to sport a sublime malice toward all and charity for few. His revelations have something in common with certain post-Renaissance painters, whose Madonnas are both spiritual and lascivious.



HANS MAGNUS ENZENSBERGER has published some 30 volumes.

REINHOLD GRIMM is Distinguished Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of California and author of two books on Enzensberger.



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