Skip to main content
Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Nelly Sachs

Nelly Sachs (1891–1970) was a dramatist and poet. Born into a Jewish family in Berlin, she was forced to flee Germany and escape to Sweden with her mother in 1940, where she worked as a translator. Her collections of poetry include In the Habitations of Death, Eclipse of Stars, And No One Knows Where to Go, and Flight and Metamorphosis. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966.

Joshua Weiner is a poet and translator. He is the author of The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, From the Book of Giants, The World’s Room, and Berlin Notebook: Where Are the Refugees, and the editor of At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn. He is an English professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the poetry editor at Tikkun magazine. Weiner lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, the novelist Sarah Blake.

Linda B. Parshall’s publications include scholarly articles and translations focused on German literature, landscape theory, and art history from the medieval to the modern period. Most recently, she edited and translated Letters of a Dead Man by Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau.

Flight and Metamorphosis

Flight and Metamorphosis

Nelly Sachs; Translated from the German by Joshua Weiner with Linda B. Parshall
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This central collection by the poet, dramatist, and Nobel laureate Nelly Sachs—newly translated from the German by Joshua Weiner (with Linda B. Parshall)—reveals the visionary poet’s...

Available in: