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Poets strip down verse to find butal compassion in war,
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This review is from: The Poetry of Survival: Post-war Poets of Central and Eastern Europe (Penguin International Poets) (Paperback)
A definant, vibrant collection of poetry from the east European survivors of WWII. When Theodor Adorno claimed:"After the Holocaust there can be no poetry" he wasn't thinking of the compassion and power these poets could find in their verse. They have stripped away poetry to its barest essentials, dispensing with rhyme, form and rhythm, to craft stark and brutally honest collections. These poets have inspired, most notabley, Ted Hughes in his Crow poems, and share many of his bleak images. They are survivors of war, survivors of genocide, and pull no punches. An awesome collection.
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