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Richard Dove

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  • Richard Dove was born in 1954 in Bath. He read Modern Languages at Oxford (D.Phil. on the late romantic poet August von Platen) and lectured in German and English at the Universities of Exeter, Regensburg and Wales before moving to Munich in 1987. His publications include one book of German poems and one of earlier work in English: Farbfleck auf einen Mondrian-Bild (Speck of Paint on a Mondrian Canvas), St Ingbert: Edition Thaleia (2002) and Aus einem früheren Leben: Gedichte Englisch / Deutsch (From an Earlier Life: Poems English / German), translated by Ulrike Draesner, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Reiner Kunze, Friederike Mayrr, Paul Wühr et al. (Munich: Lyrikedition. 2000). He has translated (mainly German) poets, including Michael Krüger (Carcanet, 1993) and Ernst Meister (Carcanet, 1996). His work as an editor includes previously unpublished late poems by Friedrich Rückert (Athenäum Verlag, 1988) and two collections of German translations from Michael Hamburger (Carl Hanser Verlag, 1997 and 2004). He has worked as a literary critic and reviewer and was elected a Corresponding Member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in 2006.
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