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Gegenüber : Gedichte

by Hartmut Brie

  Print book  |  1. Aufl

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Opposition(Gegenueber) Poemes allemands,German today poetry   (2010-01-09)

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by eilbrief

Ce 5ième volume de poemes de l`auteur allemand Hartmut Brie est fascinant par sa langue combien originale, son style sans pareil se concentrant sur les noms, et ses sujets visant la societe de nos jours.

La facon dont il parle de l`Afrique, fait ressortir son séjour sur le continent durant 11 ans comme expert en alphabétisation, et la critique des élites est un trait marquant de son oeuvre. Tout cela adouci par des métaphores qui trancendent le problème actuel.

Les sujets tels que" derrière les choses" ou bien "un poème comme un Parfum" démontrent que cet auteur a trouvé sa place dans les rangs de la littérature moderne allemande.


<a class="Stil2" href="" target="_blank">Hartmut Brie</a>

is one of the German poets of nowadays clinging to a style of his own by mostly omitting verbs and transcending ordinary life words into an abstract universe. He considers poetry to be the  most concentrated form of telling things.

Whereas the mainstream thinks that prose and poetry are close to one another, rhythm and metaphors making the difference, he believes that genius  (inspiration and intuition) is of utmost importance combined with a perfect handling of poetical devices.

Operating with syntactic and semantic techniques to illustrate the loneliness of man in his surroundings, he creates an imaginary world of thoughts thus defining his poetry as „Gedankenlyrik“.

With his 5th volume of poems “Gegenüber“, he continues on the same track avoiding any concessions to mainstream trends or bestseller escapist worlds.

His poetry is demanding and asks for readers participation to achieve the suggestive hints being normally socio-political, though.


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