Sarah Kirsch: Junenovember. DVA Verlag (Hardcover, Poems)

Junenovember

Original Title: Juninovember

Hardcover with jacket, 208 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04636-9
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Belletristik

Date of publication: February 24, 2014
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Sarah  Kirsch - Junenovember
 
 
 

 

"We will miss her rhythm and her striving for autonomy. We will miss Sarah Kirsch." Zeit Online

Even during her lifetime, Sarah Kirsch was a classic, and the award-winning œuvre she has bequeathed to us is comprehensive and highly acclaimed. In her poetry, she depicts soul states full of subtle finesse and political allusions. In spite of their seeming simplicity, both her poems and her diary entries are anything but naïve. The legacy of this great poet echoes with her unique voice and characteristic style brimming with poetic power.

In Junenovember, notes from the period 2002/2003, we see the archaic power of nature glittering in the frosty rime and the thick mist of the north, in the robins' conversations at their feeding sites and in the "wonderfully flickering, flaming sunset glow". Again and again, social and political questions are commented on, such as the hostage-taking in Chechnya or the way the Americans dealt with the Iraq war. The poet retained her sense of face-to-face experience and her independent judgement to the very end.

 
 

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