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Title Against forgetting : twentieth-century poetry of witness / edited and with an introduction by Carolyn Forché
Edition First edition
Published New York : W.W. Norton, [1993]
©1993

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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)
Summary Modern poems deal with genocide, wars, revolutions, the Holocaust, political repression, apartheid, and the democracy movement in China
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [763]-783) and index
Subject Military history -- 20th century -- Poetry.
Military history, Modern -- 20th century -- Poetry.
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Political atrocities -- Poetry.
War poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Author Forché, Carolyn.
LC no. 92026174
ISBN 0393033724 (cl)
0393309762 (pa)