Declared Night - Poems
ca. 152 pages
Durs Grünbein, born 1962 in Dresden, lives in Berlin.
Friedrich Nietzsche-Prize (2004)
Italy (Einaudi), Hungary (Jelenkor)
Exploring the possibilities individuals have within the limits of their life-times and the confines of the big city as their living space – these have long since been themes that Grünbein addresses.
»Why are you here? gets up every morning with you. «
His new poems, that are ordered under the chapter headings Poems out of time, New Histories and Treatise on Passing Time, he takes up these themes and slowly develops them into long poems and cycles.
»A poet who is frequently described as the best to emerge in Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall.« The New York Review of Books
English world rights (Upper West Side Philosophers), Sweden (Ersatz)
Italy (Einaudi), Sweden (Ersatz), Greece (Keedros)
France (Petits Matins), Czech Republic (Opus), Hungary (Jelenkor - published, rights reverted)