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Impromptus: Selected Poems and Some Prose

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Impromptus: Selected Poems and Some Prose - Benn, Gottfried, and Hofmann, Michael (Translated by)
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An extraordinary collection of poetry and prose from the master of German expressionism The first poem in Gottfried Benn's first book, Morgue (1912)--written in an hour, published in a week, and notorious ever after--with its scandalous closing image of an aster sewn into a corpse by a playful medical student, set Benn on the path to celebrity and notoriety. And indeed, mortality, flowers, and powerful aesthetic collisions typify much of his subsequent work. Over the decades, as Benn suffered the vicissitudes of fate ...

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Impromptus: Selected Poems and Some Prose 2013, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374175375

Hardcover