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Selected Translations of German Poets
Translated by Ruth Mead and Matthew Mead
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Paperback (176 pages)
(Pub. Jun 2009)
Plains – the lost
Translated by Ruth and Matthew Mead
Translator to Translated
I.M. Johannes Bobrowski
I crossed the plain
An air that kills.
Since the 1960s the English poet Matthew Mead and his German wife Ruth have translated selections from poets to whom they were drawn. This is their own choice from the many memorable poems which they have translated. The collection celebrates a fascinating era of German poetry, to which it forms a uniquely personal introduction.
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