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Circling the Square

Poems 2004-2006

Michael Hamburger

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ISBN: 978 0 856463 92 1
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: January 2007
216 x 138 x 7 mm
88 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Michael Hamburger’s fifth collection since the publication of Collected Poems 1941–1994 gathers his poems written during 2004–2006, a productive period in which he set aside translation work to concentrate on his own poetry. His intimate knowledge of the English landscape and wildlife underpins his meditations on mortality and the passing of time in these subtle and compelling poems.

    Michael Hamburger (1924–2007) was a poet and critic of distinction as well as the outstanding translator of German poetry. His awards include the Schlegel-Tieck Prize (1981), the German Federal Republic’s Goethe Medal (1986) and the EC’s first European Translation Prize (1990) for Poems of Paul Celan . Five collections of his ... read more
    Praise for Michael Hamburger 'O'Driscoll manages to get the reader as close to Hamburger as possible in one book. It feels very much like spending a week at your grandfather's house - getting to listen to all his stories, roaming through cupboards, reading the works hidden inside.'
    Dominik Szczepaniak, DURA
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