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Durs Grünbein - A Companion

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Durs Grünbein is the most significant poet and essayist in German today. No other modern German poet has written from such an emphatically European and global perspective, and this volume seeks to present the poet and his work to the English-speaking world in all their significance and breadth. Written by a line-up of international scholars and critics, the volume offers highly readable and wide-ranging essays on Grünbein's substantial oeuvre, complemented by specially commissioned material and an interview with the poet. It covers the German and European traditions, and engages with Grünbein's works in the context of a number of relevant topics, such as 'memory', 'urban life', 'mortality', 'love', and 'presence'; it also probes Grünbein's sustained dialogue with the natural sciences and the visual arts.

About the author

Karen Leeder, geb. 1962, ist Professorin für Neuere deutsche Literatur am New College in Oxford. Veröffentlichungen u.a. zur deutschsprachigen Lyrik der Gegenwart, zu Rilke und Brecht. Als Übersetzerin wurde sie 2005 mit dem Schlegel-Tieck-Übersetzungspreis ausgezeichnet.§


"One of the many strengths of this Companion [...] is a due regard both for the historical context and for the particularity of Grünbein's oeuvre."
Ben Hutchinson in: TLS - The Times Literary Supplement, 17. Januar 2014

Product details

Assisted by Michael Eskin (Editor), Karen Leeder (Editor), Christopher Young (Editor)
Publisher De Gruyter
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 01.01.2013
EAN 9783110227949
ISBN 978-3-11-022794-9
No. of pages 259
Dimensions 156 mm x 20 mm x 231 mm
Weight 418 g
Illustrations 6 b/w ill.
Series Companions to Contemporary German Culture
Companions to Contemporary German Culture
Subject Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > German linguistics / literary studies

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