The Truth of Poetry: Tensions in Modern Poetry from Baudelaire to the 1960's (University Paperbacks)

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A critical examination of the nature and function of modern poetic expression

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Michael Hamburger was born in Berlin in 1924 and came to Britain as a child in 1933. He is the foremost translator of German poetry into English - among the many authors he has translated from are Hölderlin, Celan, Rilke and Goethe - and one of Britain's leading poets of the period since World War 2.

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'This is virtually an encyclopaedia of modern poetry; as such it has, I think, no rival, simply because there is no other critic with the linguistic and technical knowledge to have attempted it. And it is not merely a work which provides useful and otherwise inaccessible information on so many poets of importance (in half a dozen languages); it also offers a theory of modern poetry' - Frank Kermode'There cannot be many readers of poetry with Mr Hamburger's range: he is at home in French, German, English, Italian and Spanish. His knowledge extends to Portuguese and, via translations at least, to Polish and Russian verse... Used simply as a guide to the most important European and American poetry of the period from the 1880s to the present, this book has great value' - George Steiner, Sunday Times'Mr Hamburger... is not only a poet and critic but scholar as well, and these three often warring pursuits seem in him to live in harmony' - Times Literary Supplement'We have, in 'The Truth of Poetry', a profound contribution to modern aesthetics and, as an incidental bonus, a critical introduction to twentieth-century world poetry' - Times Educational Supplement

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