Michael Hamburger, East German poetry

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  • Reference
      GB 133 CPA/1/1/1/37
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 Sequence 1, Boxes 16-17
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      3 pieces; 550 sheets

Scope and Content

Book file containing manuscript, proofs and further papers relating to East German poetry: an anthology, edited by Michael Hamburger (Oxford: Carcanet Press, 1972), printed by W. and J. Mackay. Hamburger did most of the translations himself, but other translators who worked on the volume are Christopher Middleton; Ruth and Matthew Mead; Christopher Levenson; and Gordon and Gisela Brotherton. The poems in the anthology are presented in both English and German. Poets represented are: Bertolt Brecht; Peter Huchel; Johannes Bobrowski; Günter Kunert; Heinz Kahlau; Reiner Kunze; Sarah Kirsch; Karl Mickel; Wolf Biermann; Kurt Bartsch; Volker Braun; and Bernd Jentzsch. The book was prepared for publication in America by Dutton, and Carcanet subsequently took over the publication of the British edition.