Novemberland

Novemberland

Selected Poems, 1956-1993

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
A bilingual volume of the author's selected poems from the last four decades covers such topics as a lamentation over the ruins of Berlin, two bitten apples who recall Paradise, and a prophetic glove at the beach

Blackwell North Amer
Before Gunter Grass's First Novel, The Tin Drum, received international acclaim as one of the most important postwar novels ever written, Grass was renowned in his native country for his poetry. Informed by the same baroque inventiveness and mordant wit that characterize such celebrated prose works as The Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse, Dog Years, and The Flounder, these poems depict a landscape at once recognizably mundane and grotesquely surreal.
Half-mad women lament over the ruins of Berlin; nuns on a beach resemble the Spanish Armada; scarecrows multiply in a field; two bitten apples recall Paradise; handmade coffin nails are recovered from a bulldozed graveyard; a glove washed up on a beach prophesies our fate; gale winds portend a storm of neofascism.
Even as his poems give provocative, often searing, moral commentary on issues and problems of the moment, Grass's inventiveness and spirited humor lift his work above and beyond the cant of political poetry. Novemberland offers his startling, at times harrowing, vision of Germany - and the world - in the aftermath of the Second World War and Cold War.

Baker
& Taylor

A bilingual volume of the author's selected poems from the last four decades follows such topics as a lamentation over the ruins of Berlin, two bitten apples who recall Paradise, and a prophetic glove at the beach.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, c1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780151001774
0151001774
9780156003315
0156003317
Branch Call Number: 831.914 GRA
Characteristics: 163 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hamburger, Michael

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