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Hamburger, Michael

Works: 264 works in 1,257 publications in 5 languages and 30,833 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Biography  Interviews  Drama  Diaries  Art  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Signer, Author of introduction, Other, Lyricist, Collaborator
Classifications: PQ2191, 831.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Hamburger
The truth of poetry : tensions in modern poetry from Baudelaire to the 1960s by Michael Hamburger( Book )

106 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O the chimneys; selected poems, including the verse play, Eli by Nelly Sachs( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and German and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German and English. Selected from Fahrt ins Staublose, Zeichen im Sand, and Spate Gedichte
Selected poems by Günter Grass( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and fragments by Friedrich Hölderlin( Book )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of Paul Celan by Paul Celan( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new, revised edition of an Anvil Classic. Paul Celan was one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Born into a Jewish family in a German enclave of Romania, his life and work were indelibly marked by the Holocaust: his parents perished in a camp, he was lucky to survive. The Jewish experience and the force of history stretched language, and Celan himself, beyond breaking point. Celan committed suicide in Paris in 1970, but not before he had remade and reclaimed German as a language fit for poets. Celan spoke of a language 'north of the future' and described his poems as messages in bottles that might never be received
Reason and energy : studies in German literature by Michael Hamburger( Book )

39 editions published between 1957 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on Holderlin, Novalis, Kleist, Heine, Buchner, Trakl and Benn
Letters, journals, and conversations by Ludwig van Beethoven( Book )

35 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in English and German and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Hamburger has here put together a portrait of Beethoven that has the fascination of a documentary film. The book presents the famous qualities of the man as they developed -- his pride, his determination, as an artist, to yield precedence to no mere nobleman, his courage, his tempers, his generosity, his pathetic love for his disappointing nephew. Whenever Beethoven had anything important to say, he wrote music, of course; his handling of words was usually untidy as his rooms, but it was also immediate and sometimes touching. The book as a whole is a moving account of one of the greatest artists of our culture, who has gone down in history -- quite rightly -- as something of a hero." -- The New Yorker
The seeker, and other poems by Nelly Sachs( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Michael Hamburger( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Magnus Enzensberger was born in 1929 in Bavaria and grew up in Nazi Nuremberg. His poetry's social and moral criticism of the post-war world owes much to Marxism, yet insists on the freedoms which have often been denied by Communist governments: like Orwell he maintains that satire and criticism should not be party-political. As well as being Germany's most important poet, he is a provocative cultural essayist and one of Europe's leading political thinkers. No British poet can match him in his range of interests and his moral passion. Enzensberger's Selected Poems draws on several collections published during the past thirty years, right up to his most recent book, Music of the Future. It includes a large selection from The Sinking of the Titanic, his last British collection, which The Guardian called 'a brilliant fantasia on the foundering of western society'. For George Szirtes, writing in the New Statesman, it was 'a dramatic and philosophical statement of compulsive power ... our emotions and our reason are driven along together as in the best of Brecht. We hear in Enzensberger the human voice amongst human voices, feel the extraordinariness of ordinary men.'
East German poetry; an anthology by Michael Hamburger( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems, 1941-1983 by Michael Hamburger( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonce and Lena. Lenz. Woyzeck by Georg Büchner( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art as second nature : occasional pieces, 1950-74 by Michael Hamburger( Book )

21 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the second flood : essays on post-war German literature by Michael Hamburger( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From prophecy to exorcism; the premisses of modern German literature by Michael Hamburger( Book )

12 editions published in 1965 in English and French and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proliferation of prophets : essays on German writers from Nietzsche to Brecht by Michael Hamburger( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Parisian prowler : Le spleen de Paris, petits poèmes en prose by Charles Baudelaire( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Edouard Manet to T.S. Eliot to Jim Morrison, the reach of Charles Baudelaire's influence is beyond estimation. In this prize-winning translation of his no-longer-neglected masterpiece, Baudelaire offers a singular view of 1850s Paris. Evoking a mélange of reactions, these fifty "fables of modern life" take us on various tours led by a flâneur, an incognito stroller. Through day and night, in gleaming cafés and filthy side streets, this alienated yet compassionate esthete muses on the bizarre in the commonplace, the sublime in the mundane. As the work reveals a teeming metropolis on the eve of great change, we see a Paris as contradictory, surprising, and ultimately unknowable as our guide himself. Complemented by period illustrations, The Parisian Prowler is an essential companion to Les Fleurs du Mal and other works by the father of modern poetry.--From publisher description
Hofmannsthal: three essays by Michael Hamburger( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the works of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 1874-1929, Austrian writer, poet, playwright, librettist
Paul Celan : poems by Paul Celan( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefe zwischen London, Greiz und Palästina( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Letters, journals, and conversations
Alternative Names
Hamburger, Maik.

Hamburger, Maik, 1924-

Hamburger, Maik 1924-2007

Hamburger, Michael Peter Leopold

Hamburger, Michael Peter Leopold, 1924-

Hamburger, Michael Peter Leopold 1924-2007

Michael Hamburger British translator, poet, critic, memoirist and academic

Michael Hamburger Brits vertaler (1924-2007)

Μάικλ Χάμπουργκερ

Майкъл Хамбъргър

Хамбургер, Майкл

English (330)

German (76)

Italian (9)

Spanish (4)

French (2)

Selected poemsPoems and fragmentsPoems of Paul CelanLetters, journals, and conversationsSelected poemsCollected poems, 1941-1983The Parisian prowler : Le spleen de Paris, petits poèmes en prose