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Michael Hamburger

Michael Hamburger
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born in Berlin in a Jewish family that emigrated to UK in 1933 and settled in London; known for his English renderings of German poetry (Hölderlin, Celan, Brecht, among others), while his original poetry (created in English) became known more due to its German rendering (by the Austrian Peter Waterhouse); so it goes; anyway, his well deserved reputation as a translator brought injustice to the connaissance of his own poems; he was also a noted literary critic, memoirist, and academic.

(A Life in Books)

(German and Nordic Literature)



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