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Michael Hofmann

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.

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Impromptus

Gottfried Benn; Translated from the German and Edited by Michael Hofmann

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...

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The Tale of the 1002nd Night

Joseph Roth; Translated by Michael Hofmann

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...

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The Land of Green Plums

Herta Müller; Translated by Michael Hofmann

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...

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Twentieth-Century German Poetry

Edited by Michael Hofmann

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...

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