Durs Grünbein: A Companion (Companions to Contemporary German Culture #2) (Hardcover)

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By Michael Eskin (Editor), Karen Leeder (Editor), Christopher Young (Editor)
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Durs Gr nbein 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 Gr nbein's substantial oeuvre, complemented by specially commissioned material and an interview with the poet. It covers the German and European traditions, and engages with Gr nbein's works in the context of a number of relevant topics, such as 'memory', 'urban life', 'mortality', 'love', and 'presence'; it also probes Gr nbein's sustained dialogue with the natural sciences and the visual arts.

About the Author

Michael Eskin, Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc., USA; KarenLeeder, University of Oxford, UK; ChristopherYoung, University ofCambridge, UK.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783110227949
ISBN-10: 3110227940
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: January 30th, 2013
Pages: 273
Language: English
Series: Companions to Contemporary German Culture