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Selected Poems 1956-1993 By Gunter Grass

Selected Poems 1956-1993 by Gunter Grass

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Gunter Grass's international fame as a novelist has tended to obscure his achievements in poetry, but his first book was a collection of poems and he has returned faithfully to the medium throughout his writing life.

Selected Poems 1956-1993 Summary

Selected Poems 1956-1993 by Gunter Grass

Gunter Grass's international fame as a novelist has tended to obscure his achievements in poetry, but his first book was a collection of poems and he has returned faithfully to the medium throughout his writing life. All his preoccupations - social, sexual, moral, gastronomical - are found there, as is the unique mixture of expressionistic grotesquerie and political outspokenness that has characterised his fiction. It is this mixture, as Michael Hamburger, Grass's most constant and sympathetic translator, points out, that has allowed him to act as court jester to the post-war German democratic state, 'telling disagreeable truths'. Selected Poems 1956-1993 encapsulates one of the defining poetic oeuvres of our time.

About Gunter Grass

Gunter Grass, born in Danzig, Germany in 1927, is one of Germany's most celebrated writers. A man of remarkable versatility: novelist, poet, playwright, essayist and graphic artist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1999. He died in 2015.

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GOR002013787
9780571195183
0571195180
Selected Poems 1956-1993 by Gunter Grass
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1999-02-15
176
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