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Against forgetting : twentieth-century poetry of witness

Author: Carolyn Forché
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Modern poems deal with genocide, wars, revolutions, the Holocaust, political repression, apartheid, and the democracy movement in China.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Forché
ISBN: 0393033724 9780393033724 0393309762 9780393309768
OCLC Number: 26255599
Description: 812 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Hymn of the Patriotic War Veterans --
Nungesser und Coli Sind Verreckt --
Francis Ponge (1899-1988) --
The Sun as a Spinning Top (I) --
The Silent World Is Our Only Homeland --
The Water of Tears --
The Prairie --
Robert Desnos (1900-1945) --
Ars Po. The Armenian Genocide (1909-1918) --
Siamanto (1878-1915) --
Grief --
The Dance --
Vahan Tekeyan (1878-1945) --
Forgetting --
Prayer on the Threshold of Tomorrow --
Dream --
The Country of Dust --
World War I (1914-1918) --
Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
The Owl --
Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) --
Shadow --
Post Card --
The Little Car --
Stanzas Against Forgetting --
Gottfried Benn (1886-1956) --
Monologue --
Fragments --
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) --
A Working Party --
The Death-Bed --
Repression of War Experience --
Georg Trakl (1887-1914) --
A Romance to Night --
Downfall --
In the East --
Grodek --
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
Dulce et Decorum Est --
Anthem for Doomed Youth --
Exposure --
e.e. cummings (1894-1962) --
(i sing of Olaf glad and big) --
am was. are leaves few this. is these a or --
Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
Recalling War --
Eugenio Montale (1896-1981) --
The Storm --
The Fan --
Personae Separatae --
Day and Night --
Andre Breton (1896-1966) --
More than Suspect --
War --
Revolution and Repression in the Soviet Union (1917-1991) --
Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922) --
It has the unassuming face of a burnt-out candle --
Suppose I make a timepiece of humanity --
Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) --
Requiem --
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) --
Hamlet --
Fresco Come to Life --
Mary Magdalene (I) --
Victor Serge (Victor Lvovich Kibalchich) (1890-1947) --
The Asphyxiated Man --
Dialectic --
Constellation of Dead Brothers --
Hands --
Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938) --
The Stalin Epigram --
Mounds of human heads are wandering into the distance --
Leningrad --
I was washing outside in the darkness --
Marina Tsvetayeva (1892-1941) --
A white low sun ... --
from Poems to Czechoslovakia --
You, walking past me --
from the cycle Akhmatova --
Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) --
from At the Top of My Voice --
Past one o'clock --
Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) --
Symphony No. 2 --
The Beginning of a Beautiful Day (A Symphony) --
An Event on the Street --
Natalya Gorbanevskaya (1936- ) --
Sukhanovo --
Joseph Brodsky (1940- ) --
The Berlin Wall Tune --
To Urania --
Elegy --
Irina Ratushinskaya (1954- ) --
'Try to cover your shivering shoulders' --
'But only not to think' --
The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) --
Antonio Machado (1875-1939) --
Rainbow at Night --
Coplas --
Today's Meditation --
Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) --
Little Infinite Poem --
Rundown Church --
The Quarrel --
Casida of Sobbing --
Rafael Alberti (1902- ) --
The Warlike Angels --
Punishments --
The Angels of the Ruins --
W.H. Auden (1907-1973) --
Spain 1937 --
September 1, 1939 --
Epitaph on a Tyrant --
Miguel Hernandez (1910-1942) --
I go on in the dark, lit from within ... --
War --
Waltz Poem of Those in Love and Inseparable Forever --
July 18, 1936-July 18, 1938 --
Tomb of the Imagination --
Lullaby of the Onion --
World War II (1939-1945) --
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) --
Scenes from the Door --
Max Jacob (1876-1944) --
War --
In Search of the Traitor --
Moon Poem --
The Horrible Today --
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) --
from Pisan Canto LXXIV --
H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961) --
from The Walls Do Not Fall --
Saint-John Perse (Alexis Saint-Leger Leger) (1887-1975) --
from Exile --
Yvan Goll (1891-1950) --
Your Sleep --
The Last River --
Lackawanna Elegy --
Paul Eluard (1895-1952) --
November 1936 --
Meetings --
Nazi Song --
Dawn Dissolves the Monsters --
To Her of Whom They Dream --
Tristan Tzara (Sami Rosenstock) (1896-1963) --
Waking --
For Robert Desnos --
Philippe Soupault (1897-1990) --
Poems from Saint Pelagia Prison --
One o'Clock --
Condemned --
You Who Sleep --
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) --
The God of War --
When Evil-Doing Comes Like Falling Rain --
From a German War Primer --
To Those Born Later --
The World's One Hope --
Benjamin Peret (1899-1959).
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Carolyn Forché.

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Modern poems deal with genocide, wars, revolutions, the Holocaust, political repression, apartheid, and the democracy movement in China.

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