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Selected Poems

(1968)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Hans Magnus Enzensberger was born in 1929 in Bavaria and grew up in Nazi Nuremberg. His poetry's social and moral criticism of the post-war world owes much to Marxism, yet insists on the freedoms which have often been denied by Communist governments: like Orwell he maintains that satire and criticism should not be party-political. As well as being Germany's most important poet, he is a provocative cultural essayist and one of Europe's leading political thinkers. No British poet can match him in his range of interests and his moral passion. Enzensberger's Selected Poems draws on several collections published during the past thirty years, right up to his most recent book, Music of the Future. It includes a large selection from The Sinking of the Titanic, his last British collection, which The Guardian called 'a brilliant fantasia on the foundering of western society'. For George Szirtes, writing in the New Statesman, it was 'a dramatic and philosophical statement of compulsive power...our emotions and our reason are driven along together as in the best of Brecht. We hear in Enzensberger the human voice amongst human voices, feel the extraordinariness of ordinary men.'.

    

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Hardback Editions

September 1995 : UK Hardback

Title: Selected Poems
Author(s): Hans Magnus Enzensberger
ISBN: 1-85224-290-6 / 978-1-85224-290-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Selected Poems
Author(s): Hans Magnus Enzensberger
ISBN: 1-878818-73-2 / 978-1-878818-73-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sheep Meadow
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January 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Selected Poems
Author(s): Hans Magnus Enzensberger
ISBN: 1-85224-291-4 / 978-1-85224-291-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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September 1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: Selected Poems
Author(s): Hans Magnus Enzensberger
ISBN: 0-14-042112-2 / 978-0-14-042112-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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