Authored Book

Ice Roses: Selected Poems

Citation

Kirsch S (2014) Ice Roses: Selected Poems. Stokes A (Translator). Manchester: Carcanet Press. http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781847771513

Abstract
Sarah Kirsch (1935–2013) is recognised as one of Germany’s most powerful poets of the post-war era. She lived and worked first in East Germany, then (after political persecution) in the West, making her home finally in rural Schleswig-Holstein. Her poetry’s free-flowing syntax and fluid sound patterning reflect her lifelong resistance to constraint and convention. Anne Stokes’ translations above all capture the living sounds and rhythms of Kirsch’s writing. InIce RosesAnglophone readers experience the full range of Kirsch’s poetry, from her early work to her last books, full of the strange beauty of her chosen landscapes.

Keywords
contemporary German poetry; post-war German poetry; East German poetry; German poetry in translation; Sarah Kirsch

Notes
selected, translated and introduced by Anne Stokes

StatusPublished
TranslatorDr Anne Stokes
Publication date28/02/2014
PublisherCarcanet Press
Publisher URLhttp://www.carcanet.co.uk/…ct=9781847771513
Place of publicationManchester
ISBN978-1847771513