Approximately Nowhere: Poems


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Many of the poems in Hofmann's impressive new collection return to the subject of his father, the German novelist Gert Hofmann. In 1993 Gert Hofmann died, and the poems written since that time reflect the evolution of a complex relationship: frankness and factuality are tempered by grief, pity, pain, and bemusement. But whatever the subject matter, whatever the real or imagined impetus or poetic impulse, the lyrics throughout "Approximately Nowhere" are expertly conveyed in a flowing style and a variety of tones.

Approximately Nowhere: Poems 1999, Faber & Faber, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780571195244

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