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Tumult (Hardcover) (Hans Magnus Enzensberger)

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Hans Magnus Enzensberger, widely regarded as Germany’s greatest living poet, was already well known in the 1960s, the tempestuous decade of whichTumult is an autobiographical record. Derived from old papers, notes, jottings, photos, and letters that the poet stumbled upon years later in his attic, the volume is not so much about the man, but rather the many places he visited and people whom he met on his travels through the Soviet Union and Cuba during the 1960s.            Made up of four longform pieces, written from 1963 to 1970, each episode concludes with a poem and postscript written in 2014.Tumult is based on Enzensberger’s personal experience as a left-wing sympathizer during the tumultuous decade and focuses on political events and their participants. Translated by Mike Mitchell, the book is a lively and deftly written travelogue offering a glimpse into the history of leftist thought. Dedicated to “those who disappeared,”Tumult is a document of that which remains one of humanity’s headiest times. “Enzensberger is the most important postwar writer you have never read.”—London Review of Books
Number of Pages: 319
Genre: Literary Collections
Series Title: The German List
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2017
TCIN: 51701788
UPC: 9780857423702
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-9197
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