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Blackbirds in September : Selected Shorter Poems of Jurgen Becker (Paperback)

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Poetry. Translated from the German by Okla Elliott. "Jürgen Becker was born in 1932. His childhood, therefore, was the Second World War—a disease from which he has been recovering ever since the fighting stopped. His poems do not presume to address the horrors directly, but with great courage he casts sidelong glances at things he remembers or the things that prompt such memories. These are important poems, not just about the war but about any unbearable catastrophe the scars of which last forever. Okla Elliott's scrupulous translations are faithful to the poems' nervous hurt: their appearance in English is a major event."—David R. Slavitt
Number of Pages: 145
Genre: Poetry
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Jurgen Becker
Language: English
Street Date: December 20, 2015
TCIN: 50881754
UPC: 9781625579386
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-3688
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