Flight and Metamorphosis: Poems: A Bilingual Edition

Sachs, Nelly

| 2021

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This central collection by the poet, dramatist, and Nobel laureate Nelly Sachs--newly translated from the German by Joshua Weiner (with Linda B. Parshall)--reveals the visionary poet's remarkable power of creation and transformation So far out, in the open, cushioned in sleep. In flight from the land with love's heavy luggage. A butterfly-zone of dreams like an open parasol held up against the truth. Flight and Metamorphosis marks the culmination of Nelly Sachs's development as a poet. Sachs, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1966, speaks from her own condition as a refugee from Nazi Germany--her loneliness while living in a small Stockholm flat with her elderly mother, her exile, her alienation, her feelings of romantic bereavement, and her search for the divine. Forced onto a journey of endless change, Sachs created her own...

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