Original Title: Langmut

Hardcover, linen, 84 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8135-0340-1
€ 16.00 [D] | € 16.50 [A] | CHF 22.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Knaus

Date of publication: April 6, 2009
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Walter  Kempowski - Forbearance


Shortly before his death, Walter Kempowski decreed that his cycle of poems "Forbearance" ["Langmut"] be published on his 80th birthday. These unadorned and intense poems about memories of Kempowski's solitary confinement in an East German prison close the circle of life of an author who is one of the most productive and unconventional writers of German literature – and whose literary significance was not immediately perceived and appreciated.

Thus, pictures of the most terrible loneliness and overwhelming stillness thread their way through these poems. Kempowski banishes traces of the past in intensity and poesy.




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