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The Bars of Atlantis: Selected Essays Durs Grünbein

The Bars of Atlantis: Selected Essays

Durs Grünbein

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ISBN : 9781429932318
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352 pages
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This landmark collection of essays by one of the worlds greatest living authors makes Durs Grünbeins wide-ranging and multifaceted prose available in English for the first time, and is a welcome complement to Ashes for Breakfast, his firstMoreThis landmark collection of essays by one of the worlds greatest living authors makes Durs Grünbeins wide-ranging and multifaceted prose available in English for the first time, and is a welcome complement to Ashes for Breakfast, his first book-length collection of poetry in English.Covering two decades, The Bars of Atlantis unfurls the entire breadth and depth of Grünbeins essayistic genius. Memoiristic and autobiographical pieces that introduce Grünbein, the man and the author, and tell the story of the making of a poet and thinker toward the end of a century marked by global political strife, unprecedented human suffering, long decades of totalitarian rule, and, in its final quarter, the dawn of a new, post–Cold War world order- essays that focus on Grünbeins major philosophical and aesthetic concerns, such as the intersection of art and science, literature and biology- extended reflections on the existential, cultural, political, and ethical import of the poets craft in the contemporary world- and, finally, explorations of the meaning of classical antiquity for the present—all contribute to making.