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- DescriptionThis book offers a new selection of essays from Michael Hofmann - one of our most exceptional critics of contemporary literature. Superb and invigorating. (Nicholas Shakespeare, Daily Telegraph). In these thirty essays, Hofmann brings his signature wit and sustained critical mastery to a poetic, penetrating, and candid discussion of the writers and artists of the last hundred years. Here are the indispensable poets without which contemporary poetry would be unimaginable - Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, and the man he calls the greatest English poet since Shakespeare, Ted Hughes. But he also illumines the despair of John Berryman and the antics of poetry's bogeyman, Frederick Seidel. In essays on art that are themselves works of art, Hofmann's agile and brilliant mind explores a paply of subjects from the mastery of translation to the best day job for a poet. Where Have You Been? It is an unmissable journey with literature's most irresistible flaneur. At the same time, it is a story of love between a reader and his treasured books.
- Author BiographyMichael Hofmann was born in 1957 in Freiburg, Germany, and came to England in 1961. He has published four volumes of poems and won a Cholmondeley Award and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for poetry. His translations have won many awards, including the Independent's Foreign Fiction Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the P.E.N./Book of the Month Club Translation Prize. His reviews and criticism are gathered in Behind the Lines (2001). Ashes for Breakfast - his translations of the poetry of Durs Grunbein - appeared in 2005, and his Selected Poems was published in 2008.
- Author(s)Michael Hofmann
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication05/02/2015
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Weight534 g
- Width161 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Edition StatementMain
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