In Time's Rift

In Time's Rift

Book - 2012
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"[Meister's] enviable combination of lyrical talent and existential preoccupation . . . is not a peaceful, divine perception but rather a distillation of despair . . . derangement seems almost justified."--Will Stone, The Times Literary Supplement

Ernst Meister's brief, afflicted poems attend to the writer's lifelong obsessions with being and mortality. First published in 1976 and appearing for the first time in English in its entirety, it is a collection equal parts philosophical rigor and lived experience.

had a face-off in the light.
floated around us, tenderly.

Ernst Meister (1911-1979) was posthumously awarded the most prestigious award for German literature, the Georg Büchner Prize.

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Wave Books : Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, ©2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781933517629
Branch Call Number: 831 MEISTER
Characteristics: xi, 91 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Foust, Graham W. 1970-
Frederick, Samuel


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