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Shadow Lands: Selected Poems

Johannes Bobrowski is widely regarded as the most important German poet of this century He began to write poetry on the Eastern Front in 1941 where, as a 24 year old German soldier in Kaunas, he saw the slavering wolves of the SS drive the grey processions over a hill to death A prisoner of war in Russia until 1949, he returned to Berlin to write with a purpose to i Johannes Bobrowski is widely regarded as the most important German poet of this century He began to write poetry on the Eastern Front in 1941 where, as a 24 year old German soldier in Kaunas, he saw the slavering wolves of the SS drive the grey processions over a hill to death A prisoner of war in Russia until 1949, he returned to Berlin to write with a purpose to inform his countrymen of the history and myths of Eastern Europe and to preserve the memory of his childhood home The poems in Shadow Lands reflect Bobrowski s hope, in the words of Michael Hamburger, that he might succeed poetically in bearing witness to that vanished world, that is, the world of Eastern Germany before the war With an almost surreal lyrical beauty, he evokes the pre Christian era of the gods and heroes of the ancient Prussians The poems also resonate with the most eloquent and picturesque descriptions of Bobrowski s homeland its rivers, its forests and quiet villages ultimately leaving us with a sense of the hiddenness of all perfect things Personally intense and far reaching, these poems have been treasured for their originality, their beauty, and their broad and lasting appeal

Title : Shadow Lands: Selected Poems
Author :  Johannes Bobrowski
Language : English
Isbn : 0811212769
Format : Paperback
Pages : 206 pages

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