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Michael Kruger

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  • Michael Kruger was born in Saxony in 1943, grew up in Berlin, and has lived for more than forty years in Munich. A prose-writer, publisher (recently retired after forty five years as editor and publisher at Hanser Verlag), essayist and critic, and also the editor of the important German literary magazine Akzente, he is best known in his own country as a poet.
    Praise for Michael Kruger `a well-disguised mystic .  . . a scribe who has got beyond books, to the point where the wisdom of  masters begins-the absurd wisdom which writes its final word on water. It would not be entirely wrong, either, to call Kruger a master of the love-poem, a first-rate painter of landscapes and climates, a reviver of  the Roman Elegy, a painter's poet. But he is all these things with a difference: there is a "remainder" which-in rational terms-should not exist, which one will only discover if one is not looking for it and which is . . .
    everything
    .'
    Adolf Muschg
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