Of Entirety Say The Sentence by Ernst MeisterOf Entirety Say The Sentence by Ernst Meister

Of Entirety Say The Sentence

byErnst MeisterTranslated byGraham Foust, Samuel Frederick

Paperback | October 16, 2015

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Like his subject matter Meister's writing is ominous, intangible and inescapable."-Publishers Weekly"The translators ofWallless Spacewere brave to take on Meister's dense and unusual poetry, and so far their work has been excellent. . . . Foust and Frederick have preserved the phonetic elements of Meister's verse-assonance, alliteration, rhyme, anaphora-without sacrificing the poet's distilled diction and powerfully short dimeter and trimeter lines."-Christopher Shannon,Words Without BordersOne of the last books by post-war German poet and Georg Buchner Prize winner Ernst Meister-and the third to be translated into English by poet Graham Foust and scholar Samuel Frederick-Of Entirety Say the Sentenceis his most expansive book. With rich allusions to Holderlin and Celan, these poems are staggering in their scope of mortality, time, and infinity.Mankindhas his song to sing,and even though I amshaken by the world's silence,I don't want to fling anythingover the crown of his head.Ernst Meister(1911-1979) was born in Hagen, Germany. He was posthumously awarded the most prestigious award for German literature, the Georg Buchner Prize.Graham Foustis the author of several collections of poetry, includingTo Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems(Flood Editions, April 2013). He teaches at the University of Denver.Samuel Frederickis the author ofNarratives Unsettled: Digression in Robert Walser, Thomas Bernhard, andAdalbert Stifter(Northwestern University Press, 2012). He is an assistant professor of German at the Pennsylvania State University. "Like his subject matter Meister's writing is ominous, intangible and inescapable."-Publishers Weekly"The translators ofWallless Spacewere brave to take on Meister's dense and unusual poetry, and so far their work has been excellent. . . . Foust and Frederick have preserved the phonetic elements of Meister's verse-assonance, alliteration, rhyme, anaphora-without sacrificing the poet's distilled diction and powerfully short dimeter and trimeter lines."-Christopher Shannon,Words Without BordersOne of the last books by post-war German poet and Georg Buchner Prize winner Ernst Meister-and the third to be translated into English by poet Graham Foust and scholar Samuel Frederick-Of Entirety Say the Sentenceis his most expansive book. With rich allusions to Holderlin and Celan, these poems are staggering in their scope of mortality, time, and infinity.Mankindhas his song to sing,and even though I amshaken by the world's silence,I don't want to fling anythingover the crown of his head.Ernst Meister(1911-1979) was born in Hagen, Germany. He was posthumously awarded the most prestigious award for German literature, the Georg Buchner Prize.Graham Foustis the author of several collections of poetry, includingTo Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems(Flood Editions, April 2013). He teaches at the University of Denver.Samuel Frederickis the author ofNarratives Unsettled: Digression in Robert Walser, Thomas Bernhard, andAdalbert Stifter(Northwestern University Press, 2012). He is an assistant professor of German at the Pennsylvania State University. "
Ernst Meister (1911-1979) was born in Hagen, Germany, and studied first theology, then literature, art history, and philosophy (the latter under Karl Lowith and Hans-Georg Gadamer) at various German universities. After the publication of his first book in 1932, he published no poetry for two decades, a silent spell that ultimately gave...
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Title:Of Entirety Say The SentenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:October 16, 2015Publisher:Wave BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940696178

ISBN - 13:9781940696171

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Arguably the most emotionally resonant of Meister's late trilogy, this collection carves out a much-needed space for an essential and often overlooked poet.&#8212Publishers Weekly Arguably the most emotionally resonant of Meister'apos;s late trilogy, this collection carves out a much-needed space for an essential and often overlooked poet.&#8212Publishers Weekly