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Wild and Wounded : Shorter Poems 2000-2003 - Michael Hamburger

Wild and Wounded

Shorter Poems 2000-2003

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9780856463716
Number Of Pages: 88

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Wild and Wounded' collects Michael Hamburger's shorter poems since Intersections' (2000). It is published to mark the 80th birthday of one of Britain's leading poets of the last half-century. The dominant theme in these poems is the passing of time - whether referring to the injured swan in the collection's title poem, a tree surreptitiously dying', or the poet himself, comtemplating

... difficulties with grammar now, with tense,

With mood, with person, case - and, yes, the sense.

As illness, frailty, absence and obsolescence become more pressing to the poet, his poems, by contrast, achieve an enthralling robustness and vigour.

Michael Hamburger was born in Berlin in 1924, and came to Britain as a child. He has taught widely in America and Britain and is the outstanding contemporary translator and critic of German literature. His awards include the German Federal Republic's Goethe Medal in 1986 for services to German literature. Anvil publishes several of his translations, including editions of Goethe, Holderlin, Rilke and Poems of Paul Celan', which received the EC's European Translation Prize in 1990. His Collected Poems 1941-1994' was published in 1995 by Anvil, who also publish his seminal critical work The Truth of Poetry'. His three subsequent volumes of poetry are Late', Intersections' and From a Diary of Non-Events'.

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'Michael Hamburger is one of those that, like Hardy, Yeats, and fine wines, improve with age'Herbert Lomas, London Magazine

Apologyp. 5
Redundant epitaphsp. 11
Detainedp. 15
Diminuendop. 20
Muted songp. 21
Wild and woundedp. 22
Fallenp. 26
Memorialp. 26
Summer yet againp. 27
The dog-days interruptedp. 28
'An embassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his countrey'p. 31
Sketches towards an impossible portraitp. 32
The alienation of John Clarep. 35
Rest on the flightp. 37
Mr. Littlejoy's belated responsep. 38
Letter to L.F.p. 39
At the mixed farmp. 42
At Liverpool Street Stationp. 43
Post-Paschal 2003p. 44
Plus Ca change...p. 47
Holiday townp. 51
Injured cowp. 53
Plump. 56
Impertinent questionsp. 57
Beech Hedge in winterp. 58
Marrowp. 59
Advice towards closing timep. 60
Waiting for the river ferryp. 61
A cat's last summerp. 62
November lightp. 63
Chiaroscurop. 67
Amor Fati, Februaryp. 68
Conversation with the muse of old agep. 70
Avoir de la Bouteillep. 72
Tautological ode to a catp. 73
Chauffeusep. 76
Fragmentp. 78
Appendix to the deedsp. 79
Snowed inp. 81
Transitionp. 83
Ave Atque Valep. 84
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ISBN: 9780856463716
ISBN-10: 085646371X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 27th February 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.42 x 14.22  x 0.71
Weight (kg): 0.13

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