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Michael Hofmann

Michael Hofmann
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Michael Hofmann is a poet and frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost translators of works from German to English. He lives in London.

Michael Hofmann

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Where Have You Been?
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Where Have You Been?

Michael Hofmann
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An adventure with a roving genius of literary criticism

Michael Hofmann—poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond—has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary...

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The Dream Songs
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The Dream Songs

FSG Classics

John Berryman; Edited by Daniel Swift; Introduction by Michael Hofmann
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The complete Dream Songs-hypnotic, seductive, masterful-as thrilling to read now as they ever were

John Berryman's Dream Songs are perhaps the funniest, saddest, most intricately...

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Impromptus
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Impromptus

Gottfried Benn; Translated from the German and Edited by Michael Hofmann
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An extraordinary collection of poetry and prose from the master of German expressionismThe first poem in Gottfried Benn's first book, Morgue (1912)—written in an hour, published...

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The Tale of the 1002nd Night
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The Tale of the 1002nd Night

Joseph Roth; Translated by Michael Hofmann
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

Vienna of the late nineteenth century, with its contrasting images of pomp and profound melancholy, provides the backdrop for Joseph Roth's final novel, which he completed in exile, a few years before...

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Land of Green Plums, The
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Land of Green Plums, The

Herta Müller; Translated by Michael Hofmann
Picador
Picador

Set in Romania at the height of Ceauescu's reign of terror, The Land of Green Plums tells the story of a group of young people who leave the impoverished province for the city in search of...

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Selected Poems
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Selected Poems

Michael Hofmann
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

With five critically acclaimed collections—Nights in the Iron Hotel (1983), Acrimony (1986), K.S. in Lakeland: New and Selected Poems (1990), Corona, Corona (1993),...

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The Bars of Atlantis
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The Bars of Atlantis

Durs Grünbein; Edited by Michael Eskin; Translated from the German by John Crutchfield, Michael Hofmann, and Andrew Shields
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This landmark collection of essays by one of the world's greatest living authors makes Durs Grünbein's wide-ranging and multifaceted prose available in English for the first time, and is a welcome...

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Twentieth-Century German Poetry
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Twentieth-Century German Poetry

Edited by Michael Hofmann
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This groundbreaking anthology will serve as the standard for years to come. Editor Michael Hofmann has assembled brilliant translations of the major German poets, from Rilke and Brecht to Durs Grunbein...

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Ashes for Breakfast
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Ashes for Breakfast

Durs Grünbein; Translated by Michael Hofmann
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Born in Dresden in 1962, Durs Grünbein is the most significant and successful poet to emerge from the former East Germany, a place where, he wrote, "the best refuge was a closed mouth." In unsettling,...

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A Stranger to Myself
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A Stranger to Myself

Willy Peter Reese; Edited by Stefan Schmitz; Translated by Michael Hofmann; Foreword by Max Hastings
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a young German soldier on the Russian front during World War II. Willy Peter Reese was only twenty years...

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Rebellion
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Rebellion

Joseph Roth;Translated by Michael Hofmann
Picador
Picador

From Joseph Roth, an allegorical yet decidedly modern novelist, comes this story of postwar disillusion, the limits of faith, and "personal fate as governed by the blind, casual workings of a machine...

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After Ovid
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After Ovid

Edited by Michael Hoffman and James Lasdun
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Ovid's Metamorphoses is one of the great works in classical literature, and a primary source for our knowledge of much of classic mythology, in which the relentless theme of transformation...

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