Alive or Dead (Unicorn German Series) - download pdf or read online

By Heinz Piontek

ISBN-10: 0877750416

ISBN-13: 9780877750413

Dual-language edition
translation and creation by means of Richard Exner

Heinz Piontek used to be a winner of the Georg Buchner Prize in 1976, an award given to German language writers of striking expertise. I hugely suggest having a look into the gathering of prize winners on bibliotik. The authors and their writings current nice publicity to German language literature to a global audience.

from Exner's Introduction:
The assortment Alive or useless , from which the contents
of this booklet have been selected, is Piontek’s 6th quantity
of poetry. His previous poetry turns out to lie some distance in the back of regardless of
similarity in subject matter and angle. He X-rays his period, its slo­-
gans and ideologies; he states a few disagreeable truths. He is
eloquent yet now not wordy. He has develop into a grasp at slicing
his personal poems to the bone. His vocabulary of necessities and
essences is distilled from a titanic repository of poetic language,
informed by way of culture. Pathos is infrequent; in the course of the final years
there is expanding facts of a benign scepticism, of meas­-
ured irony. but, while a remembered panorama, for instance,
pushes his visions into the fact, he does now not desire a lengthy
hymnic line to convey praise.
Heinz Piontek is, as this quantity of originals and trans­-
lations indicates, an terribly awake poet, wakeful and
conscientious; to him, his comprehensive craft is neither regimen
nor sullen.

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Everyone talks of affluence. I hear there are superfluous people again. 51 3 Taglich verliert jemand seine Unschuld unter Schlagstocken. Taglich verstehen wir uns weniger. Tageszeitungen kommen noch taglich. Der Frieden eine Komodie. Es hat keinen Sinn mehr auszuwandern. Einfache Satze werden nicht einfacher. ) 52 3 Everyday the nightsticks rob someone’s innocence. Every day we understand each other less. Dailies are still delivered every day. Peace is a comedy. To emigrate no longer serves any purpose.

Moglichkeiten, die Hafen zu erreichen. Man setzt sein Leben aufs Spiel. Writing Imagined lines: airways. Words as the radio-beam in the auricle. Chances to reach port. You stake your life. 29 Nach Jahren Die Masse Wasser bei Ulm: Wiedersehen mit etwas schwer Durchschaubarem, was schon immer sich walzte wer weiss wohin, am Ende nicht zu beirren und ich: dieselben Fragen vor mir herschiebend, mit menschlicher Ausdauer, das ist klar, noch immer unruhig und etwas zu hastigauch das Bett, das an meins erinnert: gewisse Orte, wo unsere Auflosung beginnt.

9 Auf dem Lande wird man zittern. 10 Def atist! 38 6 Oh and peace, only to be known by force. 7 The marvelous life of bandits, who leave their problems in the beard of their captain and camp with their brides on roofs. 8 Then the unlettered will be learned again. 9 They will tremble in the country. 10 Defeatist! 39 Baume fiir Alfred Focke Ihr ja ihr. Ruhig auf der dunklen Erde fussend. Doch verwundbar wie wir, die wir uns vorwartskampfen miissen. Niitzlich oder einfach schon und immer etwas Neues bedeutend.

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